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twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. breaking news. american hiker sarah shourd released from the iranian prison where she's been held for more than a year. was it the result of a deal involving money. what about the other two americans behind bars? andrea mitch cell live in tehran with all the latest developments. battle royal, voters head to the polls in seven states and washington, d.c. a key final test for both parties weeks before the crucial midterm election. and a female sports reporter allegedly subjected to cat calls and jokes by members of the nfl new york jets.
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now an investigation is under way. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just
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to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack. he collapsed and lost all vital signs for nearly two minutes. a nurse watching from the stands raced in and saved his life. we're going to talk to both of them exclusively. sarah shourd released from an iranian prison. andrea mitch cell in tehran. good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. well, it has been a dramatic day, an emotional day a roller coaster. sarah shourd has been released. we're told this by iranian officials. also by diplomats here who were involved, deeply involved in negotiating her release. and her lawyer. her iranian lawyer. her lawyer has said that she is on her way. we believe by private jet, to
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oman in the persian gulf and that family members, possibly including her mother norra will be meeting her there. in either case she's either left the airport on en route and we hope for a very happy ruunion. her lawyer claims she's in good shape physically and mentally. we don't know how to take his account, but that is at least what he has been told, what she has told him apparently. but that will, of course, lead to further medical reports and medical exams. the main question now is whether money was exchanged. the u.s. government says that none came from the u.s. government, but there certainly are a lot of reports that money was paid. some bail money. we don't know if it was the full $500,000. >> what does her release mean for the other two hikers who were detained along with her a year ago? it certainly means at least president ahmadinejad and the people who answer to him felt it was important to release her.
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and presumably on humanitarian grounds because of her health issues. but the u.s. government says that all three hikers should be released, that all three are innocent, that they crossed an unmarked border, that they are not spies as they've been accused of being. it may not mean good news for the other two. there's no indication from our diplomatic sources here and those who have been negotiating for sarah shourd's release that the 24th men are going to get out any time soon. >> andrea mitchel in tehran with a dramatic day. >> now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories from ann curry at the newsdes newsdesk. >> good morning, meredith, carl. we the national transforation safety board is hoping the explosion is a wake-bup aging gas lines throughout our nation. miguel almaguere joins us with more. >> reporter: the gas company that patriot operates the ruptured line has been forced to
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inspect all 5,000 miles of its pipeline in this region. this as the ntsb wraups its probe. investigators are looking at home video like this. >> the house next to mine is already on fire. >> reporter: spectacular new images of thursday's blast for clues that could help determine the cause of a deadly gas line rupture. nearly 40 homes were obliterated when a 30-inch pipeline became a fireball spitting torch. just days after the hellish infer inferno, state leaders called for congressional hearings, fearful this could happen anywhere in the country. >> it's very important for everyone who has gas coming into their home to have the sense and assurance that the pipe that's near their home is safe. >> reporter: critics say pg&e rene glected public safety by not replacing the 50-year-old pipeline that ruptures sooner. >> these gas lines are
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definitely a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: but pg&e says their 15 million customers are safe and they'll work to figure out why their line ruptured even after it was inspected twice in the last year. denying reports that neighbors had called in about a gas leak. >> we have not found anything in our records that would indicate people called for that specific area. >> reporter: pg&e offered a $100 million fund to help victims of the blast. they say they'll give $50,000 to those who lost their homes, no strings attached. they say that is their responsibility. ann? >> miguel almaguer this morning, thanks. there's a new push for peace this morning in the middle east. time is ripe for israel and the palestinians to make peace. secretary of state hillary clinton said today as she meets with israel's prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas in egypt. the talks move to jerusalem tomorrow. investigators are on the scene of a plane crash in venezuela. 15 people were killed in the
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crash on monday, but most, 36, survived. a 5.0 earthquake jolted southwestern new mexico neurthe mexico border. it set off some burglar alarms but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries. and spain's rafael nadal is the men's champion at the u.s. open. last night he beat djokovic to win his first u.s. open title. he became just the seventh man to win tennis' grand slam which means he's now won the u.s. open, wimbledon, the french open and the australian open and he makes his own clothes. it is now 7:07 pacific time. let's go back to meredith, carl and chris. >> and he won a gold medal. >> and he's only 24. >> and -- i don't think there's any ands left. >> and he's going to be on later on today on the show, which is exciting. >> al is under the weather. chris from wnbc, the nbc station here, being the good guy he is, is filling in for al.
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always good see you, on a beautiful day. >> you really stretched it there with the good guy. let's see how good it is. hurricane season at peak right now. statistically the busiest time of the year. it's busy. igor with winds of 135 miles an hour. moves toward the north-northwest. skirts bermuda some time saturday night into sunday morning. and hurricane julia should also stay out to looking at low clouds across san francisco, but the good news is the low clouds will burn off earlier than yesterday. temperatures mainly in the 50s and a 49 degree reading in santa cruz. as we look at the noon forecast, we will have temperatures of 74 and 72 in gilroy and warmer this afternoon. the warming trend continues through thursday and this then weekend we might see rain coming in. now here's meredith. >> chris, thank you very much. now to politics and the
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final round of primary brz the november midterm elections. today there are hotly contested races in seven states in the nation's capital. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in delaware where the fight is on to fill the seat vacated by vice president joe biden. good morning to you, kelly. >> reporter: hi, meredith. this is a small state with big shoes to fill. the four remaining years of vice president joe biden's old senate seat. on the republican side, a big fight. a popular congressman who has never lost an election and is often working with democrats on things like social issues is facing a tough tea party challenge. >> i practically don't think that tha she is qualified to be in the united states senate. >> reporter: in delaware a castle under siege. spoo mike castle one of the most liberal republicans in congress. >> reporter: moderate republican mike castle that has run positive campaigns for years dramatically changed tactics going negative against tea party conservative christine o'donnell. >> it's not whatç i would pref
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to do in a campaign, but, on the other hand, i never had an opponent who had the deficiencies of this particular opponent. >> she didn't pay thousands in income taxes and had to be sued by a university for thousands in unpaid bills. defaulted on her mortgage. >> castle is delaware's only member of the u.s. house and a former two-term governor. >> thank you so much for coming out. >> reporter: o'donnelo'donnell, frequent but unsuccessful candidate says she is a media consultant. she says she has a history of financial problems, but calls using that sleazy. >> by him attacking him for financial hardships is attacking the delaware voters who are struggling right now, and it just proves how out of touch he is with what everyday americans are struggling with. >> reporter: needing campaign money, the tea party express pledged $250,000 to buy ads supporting o'donnell. >> she strongly supports
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repeeling obama's health care scheme. >> reporter: sarah palin added her voice with radio ads and robo-calls. >> can i relate to the vicious personal attack on christine and can tell you it's sad to see the establishment's desperation in this. >> reporter: are you qualified to be a u.s. senator? >> absolutely. >> reporter: on social policy, o'donnell has long been outspoken advocating abstinence education, living a chace life, and wrote that viewing pornography is like cheating on your spouse. castle argues that o'donnell is too flawed to beat a democrat in november. >> bottom line, if she's nominated, republicans lose the election automatically. that's simple. >> reporter: in other key primaries, new hampshire's former state attorney general, kelly ayot, has been leading among four republicans for the senate nomination. >> i'm a prosecutor, not a politician. >> reporter: sarah palin did endorse ayot, but the tea party is backing attorney ovid. >> i'm not the establishment
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candidate, nor a new conservative trying to buy your vote. >> reporter: in wisconsin two-term democratic senator russ feingold is in a tough race. his likely opponent is a wealthy businessman and republican ron johnson. >> it's time that somebody with a new perspective go to washington. >> reporter: and in new york house races 20-term democrat charlie rangel, who is facing some ethices violations, also has four democrats trying to take the nomination, and on eastern long island president richard nixon's grandson chris cox, is running for congress hoping to unseat a democrat in the fall, and it is the house where republicans think they have their best shot at trying to take control of that will chamber. meredith. >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. speaking of the house republican congressman eric cantor of virginia is the house minority whip. kevin mccarthy of california is deputy whip, and paul ryan of wisconsin is the ranking member on the house budget committee, and together they have written a new book "the young guns, a new
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generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the belle book, i want to talk about the delaware primary. kelly just pointed on social issues that may not sit well with swing voters. castle has said if o'donnell wins today, this primary, then the republicans will lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country is obviously people are very upset with washington. they're tired of politicians who make promise that is they just can't keep. so we are seeing across the country some very active primaries. you know, what we have done here is we have gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort inç search candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle that if o'donnell wins that, in fact, the republicans will lose the seat? >> not necessarily so. i think things are shifting in politics these days. the conventional wisdom in politics is not going to be what's going to happen in 2010. i would not necessarily say that
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the seat is gone. it's probably going to be more challenging, more competitive, but delaware voters, voters all over america, are really upset with the fiscal direction of this country. >> are you, who sht members of the tea party, worry about the influence of the tea party? >> what's happening here is tea party has organically grown. it's individuals getting out frustrated with where this country is going. it's a real challenge for anybody that's an incumbent. that's a tough part in a primary. come november it's going to be a difficult part for the majority of the democrats. that's why the house is even in play. it brings intensity for individuals to turn individuals >> you talk about the failings of the republican party, the reason they lost control of the house. is that the reason you're in the situation you are right now? >> we were fired in 2006. and part of what this is about, "young guns," finding candidates who will run on ideas and solve problems using the conservative beliefs. that's the fundamental difference you'll find in this election. >> one of the key issues also heading to the midterm elections the expiration of the bush tax
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cuts. over the weekend, your leader, i guess, your boss, minority leader john boehner said he would support tax cuts for just middle income earners if that was his only option. yesterday he took that back, he did an about-face. why? >> i think sort of fundmental to everyone right now watching this show, a working mom, a small business owner, an investor, i think none of those type of people, no american really thinks that raising taxes a good idea, especially in a recession. i think that's what john boehner was trying to say. and the republican position has always been and will be -- we don't believe there ought to be tax hikes. i think, meredith, you're right. that's going to be a critical issue in the next several weeks. >> the tax cuts have been in existence for quite a while, these tax cuts. if they were designed to stimulate the economy and create jobs, they didn't succeed. what's so good about them. >> meredith, first of all, half of all small business income will have a huge tax increase in january. 70% of our jobs come from small businesses. so the last thing you want to do
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in an economy like this with 89.6% unemployment is have a big tax increase in small business which is the engine of job creation in america. that's not good policy. the january tax increase followed up by another tax increase in 2013. we think the fiscal direction of this congress, this country is in the wrong way. it's part of the reason we wrote this book. we were in the majority last time, we didn't do things right. we need to own up to that. we want to add a fiscally conservative majority if we're given the opportunity to lead -- that's the whole point. raising taxes in this kind of economy is a bad idea. >> let me ask you, 49 way days away from the election, you look at the generic ballot, the democrats hold a seven-point advantage. that's a grand slam with the contract with america back in 1994. and, in fact, a lot of people continue to see you as the party of no. so was it good enough this time around to say, no, we're not democrats. is that good enough to win? >> no, it's not. we had a lot of ideas out there. we produced our own stimulus
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that focused on private sector jobs and they went out and produced one on public. $1 trillion with interest, keynsian view. more people in the believe elvis presley is alive than believe that we'll create jobs. we'll come up with a new agenda that lays out things that we can do right now, cut spending and reform the culture of washington itself. >> congratulations. young guns, how old are you guys? >> listen, we want to take the opportunity to do the promotions here. thank you for that. >> answer it -- not answer it. congressman eric and kevin mccarthy and paul ryan. thank you all. it's 7:17, now here's carl. thanks. should you be required to have a prescription to buy common over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. the faa is considering new restrictions to deal with the alarming cases of teenagers using them to get high. tom costello has the details. good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot of stores require an i.d.
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to buy the common cold medicines and they stopped selling them to anybody under the age of 18 because too many kids found it's a cheap way to get high. >> friday night. i wanted to have some fun. >> reporter: they call it robo tripping, and youtube is filled with teenagers on how to get high from robitussin and any other cough medicine. it's called tripping on dxm, and now 8% of all teenagers admit they've tried it. doctors say drinking a little too much cough syrup makes them feel like they're drunk. drinking one or two bottles or mixed with alcohol can bring irregular heart beat, brain damage, seizures, and loss of consciousness. >> there's a belief that it's completely safe. you know if you do any kind of product with this volume, you're
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opening yourself up to risk. >> i found out about abuse of dxm too late. i found out after my son passed away from abusing this product. >> california nurse found her 18-year-old son, carl, dead in his bed after he o.d.'d on cough syrup and prescription drugs. e.r. visits related to overdosing on dxm jumped 73% between 2004 and 2008 to nearly 8,000 cases. at children's hospital in boston, dr. sharon levy says half the kids being treated for substance abuse have also used dxm. >> we think as with any other psychoactive substances, use of dxm is associated with other mental health problems. it can precipitate problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and even psychotic disorders in some cases. >> reporter: now the fda is considering whether to require a prescription for cough sup press
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sants with dsm, products millions of americans use every day. the medicines are very safe, the abuse is low, and harm from abuse is rare. and it started a public campaign to warn of the dangers of abuse using five moms to tell their stories of overdose. >> reporter: one of those moms is misty fenco. >> it's not what we're looking for. we're looking for needles, we're looking for powders. we're looking for a lot of the legal street drugs. >> the advice to parents, if you see used cough syrup bottles in your child's room or car, get suspicious and ask questions. the fda is only considering to make dxm cough sup press sants a prescription medication. any action could take months or even longer. carl? just ahead, the female reporter that was the subject of tauts and cat calls from the
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>> the ntsb wrapped up work at the crater, the source of this explosion that levelled this neighborhood. they have taken a 28-footlong section of gas pipe. that gas pipe has wells on it. they believe pg&e pieced it when they installed it so it curved and fit the terrain. that is on the way to a lab in washington, d.c. to see if the weld his anything to do with the rupture. bobby redell today in the bay. >> more local news in a half hour. "today" show in less than a minute.
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7:30 now on this tuesday morning, september 14, 2010. it is a lovely morning to be up and out early in the heart of midtown manhattan. we're pleased with all of these kind folks deciding to drop by. meanwhile inside studio 1-a, i'm meredith vieira alongside carl quintanilla. matt is off today. just ahead -- the reporter that was subjected to taunts and torments by members of the new york jets at a recent practice. what went on? what does she want to see happen to the players and the coaches, we'll ask ines sainz in a moment. if you were a victim of a shark attack, would you speak
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out in defense of the very creature that attacked you. three victims are doing just that. they'll explain why, coming up. who should be giving advice to your children -- you or someone else? the surprising results of a new survey and what that means for parents. the investigation under way in the treatment of a female sports reporter in a nfl practice. we'll talk to her in a moment. but first, peter alexander has the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. durk the new york jets season opener last night, inez sainz did not return to the locker room. instead she, reported the action from the sidelines after complaining about several jets coaches and players last weekend. she wants to make sure no other female reporter is mistreated on or off of the field. on the sidelines, inez sainz is hard to miss. the 32-year-old sportscaster from mexico's tv azteca was named by a men's magazine one of the sexiest sports reporters in the world. but now sainz is in the center of a sexual harassment complaint against the new york jets.
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this is video from the jets' practice saturday where footballs were thrown in sainz's direction and later in the locker room where she says she was subjected to cat calls from players. sainz tweeted in spanish -- i'm dying of embarrassment. i'm in the jets' locker room waiting for quarterback mark sanchez while trying not to look anywhere. she says sanchez was a gentleman but told me the taunts made her feel uncomfortable in the locker room. >> the minute i get in, i feel all the eyes look at me and they start to whistle and make jokes that i know is about me. >> the next day as the controversy grew, sainz herself became the target of criticism. with some pointing to seductive photos posted on her personal website and others on tv azteca's site. in response, sainz tweeted again, this time with a picture of the type of outfit she'd worn to the jets' practice.
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some jeans and a button down shirt and jeans and boots, she wrote is not inappropriate. >> not trying to provoke anything. it's only my style and probably my type of dress. >> >> reporter: but when the association for women in sports media found out about her complaints, they called on the nfl to investigate for possible sexual harassment. the jets' owner called sainz this weekend apologizing on behalf of the team that later issued a statement saying it's working with the national football league to gather the facts and take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media. >> it seems that crazy over-the-top behavior is not only condoned but encouraged in some ways and it seems to me it went too far. >> reporter: wendy murphy is a women's rights advocate and former nfl cheerleader. >> doesn't matter if she was wearing skin tight jeans or see-through lingerie, none of that is license to commit sexual harassment, period.
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>> sainz has been covering sports for eight years. she says despite her bad experience, she has no plans to change her appearance in the locker room. >> actually, i don't see why i need to change because it's me and i don't need to change the way i am. they are going to change. the things are going to change in the lockers, not in me. >> reporter: sainz says she has no plans to pursue any legal action. both the nfl and the jets tell nbc news that they take this matter very seriously and they have both launched investigations into the players' and the coaches' actions. meredith? >> thank you very much. ines sainz, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning. >> let's talk about these incidents over the weekend. you are at the jets training facility. there's a football being thrown in your direction outside and the cat calls in the locker room. you tweeted a tweet at the time, you're embarrassed, dying of
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embarrassment. but are you being harassed? there's a difference? >> there's a difference. the line is fragile between the one and the other. and i must say that i don't hear anything in the way that's a sexual word. i'm not the one who say the charge or try to -- try to involve all the team in this situation. what happened there is i obviously feel that the environment was uncomfortable because i know they are talking about me. but i didn't hear or pay attention to that. what happened there is that -- >> a reporter came up to you and said she felt bad for what you were experiencing. >> exactly. >> then the association for women in sports media got involved and they're the ones who went to the nfl and said we want an investigation into what was going on. if they had not called for that investigation, would you have reported this? >> no, actually, i don't think so. because as i told you, i don't even pay attention. i try to focus on my job. i say it's okay, it's an
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environment. it's what i -- what i need to do to make my interview. so let's pretend nothing happened. but the rest of the media hears the things the boys -- they saw that -- the environment is very rude for a woman. >> is very rude? >> very rude. yes. so i think that -- that the main point here is what they hear about me, not what i am doing. because i let it pass and that's it. >> you just said on your network on monday, azteca, that you never felt attacked or offended yet those in the media are calling you a victim. is that the way you see yourself or is this a case of overreaction? >> i think the first moment is an overreaction about it. and then i start to read a little what is the kind of comments that the rest of the media said about the subject. >> what other comments? >> i don't want to use my words to express because they say --
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they say we need to ask them exactly why -- what is supposed to happen. but it's in the sexual content what they are expressing. so i think when i read everything, it's okay. it's not a good environment for a professional making her work that these kind of things happen. >> so hearing from others what was said that you didn't hear at the time, do you now believe it was sexual harassment? >> no, because i am only a witness there. i prefer that the nfl make the adjustment because they have all the pieces together. they have my material, my videotape. they have the material of the rest of the media. so i prefer that the nfl judge and decide if it is or not that kind of situation. >> and you'll accept whatever that decision is. >> yes, absolutely. >> one way or the other. >> they are very taking care about it. they are very professional.
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the investigation is starting just ten hours after that happened. so i believe that they are going to -- to research everything. >> let's talk about some of the comments that had been made about your clothing and what you were wearing that day that maybe in some way you provoked something you said quite clearly. that was never your intention and you're going to wear what you want to wear. and as pointed out in the piece, whatever you're wearing does not give anybody the right to sexually harass you. when you look at the website of your own network and your personal website and some of those pictures, looking at them now, are you worried that those pictures get in the way of what you do? are you saying you know what, i don't want those pictures up anymore. >> actually, i believe that -- i am not new in this. i have nine years for experience. and i know that the sports, when you are covering sports, the more comfortable, the more well dressed you can do it, probably a pair of jeans. all of the media colleagues are
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wearing jeans. so i decided that i have different type of dress when i was in the field or when i was covering for an interview. and when i -- or something. so i think the subject here is not if i am well or not well-dressed for that kind of job. i have done over 215 interviews one on one with the best players in the world and i dress like this and never happen something as difficult like this. >> i meant the website specifically of azteca. they have pictures that are provocative and your own website does as well. in retrospect, do you feel those types of pictures, not what you were wearing on saturday, but do those pictures get in the way of your professionalism, what you do for a living? >> no, actually, i believe it's something that i need to live with because probably i cover super bowl or something. i dress like i feel is good. all of the women like to be
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attractive, i think so. so my way of dress is because i feel comfortable and not pretending to be provocative. only to pretend to be attractive. that's the reason. so the photos is a consequence of my job. in mexico, i very well know my image and for my work. so i think it's something that mix together. i can support what i really do. >> and the players? have they said anything to you since this? >> no, i can't talk with them because it is complicated. but i want to pray for their support, for the support of the media and also grateful to the nfl and the owner of the jets that called me and apologized and he expressed that it must not be happening in his team or in any place. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> appreciate it.
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>> thank you. get a check of the weather from chris cimino. today's weather is brought to you by weight watchers -- because it works. out here with some new friends, donna and dick from sun city west. a couple of celebrations going on. right? >> that's right. >> what are we celebrating? >> 55 years of marriage. and 80 years alive. >> look at the -- >> lots of love and kisses. >> all worked out for us. >> you guys have it down. some visitors. where are you from? >> des moines. >> special school? >> the beta institute of des moines. >> we appreciate you coming out. weatherwise, speaking of des moines, not that far east, but we have severe thunderstorms breaking out. even this morning, nasty storms. strong wind gusts, small hail possible. the heaviest rain and storms . not bad in the northeast. here in the big apple, clearing out nicely. comfortable weather. still on the steamy side. 90s and 80s showing up there. southwest, warm and dry.
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105 in phoenix. 78 in l.a. and the pacific northwest, a great deal of sunshine in the >> let's go back inside now to meredith and carl. thank you for that. coming up, a high school running back has a heart attack after scoring the winning touchdown. we'll talk to him and the stranger who saved his life. but, up next, the fearless teen who landed this historic trick in a wheelchair. isn't that incredible?
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he may have spent most of his life confined to a wheelchair. that's not stopped him from becoming an extreme sports star. he became the first to perform a double backflip in a wheelchair. aaron, good morning. are you nuts? now i'm reading the research on you. you started rehearsing, practicing this stuff at the age of 14, right? >> when i landed the first just single backflips, yeah. >> you used to watch your brother in the park doing stuff and thought, gee if he can do it, maybe i can do something? >> yeah, why not? i've got wheels, too. >> they call you wheels. what's harder on you, the toll on your body, the physical toll, or the toll on the chair. you've got to go through a few of those. >> a mixture of both. it's really bad when you have a messed up shoulder and a flat tire. >> you have had some issues with your rotator cuff, right?
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>> yes. >> how did that happen? >> the double backflip. underrotating and falling forward and putting your arms out. just jams them up in there. >> you've sort of pimped out this, right, the wheelchair? >> yeah, yeah. this thing gets me ladies. >> you have special wheels, skateboarding wheels? >> i have skateboard wheels up front. helps me get more speed. i've got mountain bike shocks underneath. >> we're both parents. and watching my little girl fall just on the floor is painful. this must be hard on your mom. >> i hope so. yeah it is. i just show her the ones i land because she doesn't want to see me land on my neck. >> yeah. >> and up next for you is the front flip, i understand? >> yes. i'm working on that. it's actually scarier than the double. >> you do this in foam pits. that's how you do your practicing. >> i've tried the front flip to
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protect sharks. they're with the pugh environment group. good morning to all of you. you all have similar experiences. i want to begin with you, mike. you were body boarding off the coast of hawaii. >> yep. >> back in 1997. >> yep. it was early morning. i had gone out with somebody and paddled out. a nice little wave came and started paddling for it. a nice tiger shark came on, grabbed on to me, did the rag doll thing. i didn't really feel any pressure. it was over real fast. caught a small wave to the beach and a friend rushed and put on a tourniquet and rushed to the hospital and then a week in the hospital and got a prosthetic and back out surfing. >> it took you a few months. why protect this vicious predator, we know them to be. >> after the attack, i was going through a bunch of stuff and the pugh group contacted me about shark conservation and gave me
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numbers and statistics. i was blown away, like 70 million sharks a year. i had no idea this was going on and felt compelled to do something and turn a negative into positive, such an ocean based thing and i know the sharks are crucial to what we're doing. >> you had a similar experience in the bahamas. you make the point, this is what sharks do. they're really only living on their instinct of nature? >> yes. >> does that make it's easier to protect them despite what they've done to you? >> definitely. without a doubt, this was a terrible attack. i saw the shark coming towards me, i tried to get away. it swam between my legs and grabbed my left leg, between my knee and my ankle. i heard its teeth go right onto my leg. >> you say it was like a cartoon, right? the sound? >> i wouldn't say that. it wasn't a cartoon. >> you said the sound was like a cartoon and you used the rag doll description as well? >> it shook me like a rag doll. i had to tense myself up and tried not to let water go up my
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nose. what i did was i threw a punch. i took my hands and tried to release my leg from its jaws and it worked. >> debbie, we should make a quick point on practices sharks live with. that is finning, using their fins for soup and letting them out into the open to bleed to death or die. >> up to 73 million sharks are killed this way each year. now, we have nearly 30% of all shark species are threatened or near threatened with extinction. we need to end finning. >> we'll watch the effort. thank you, guys, we're back after your local news.
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>> per good morning. time now is 7:56. checking in with brent for the latest on the commute. the highway is slow and the traffic slows down and 680 and building up at the interchange. it sles through lafayette and heads over towards the maze. all the maze approaches. at 80 through wayward and the approach to the san mateo bridge. speeds below 20 out of san leandro. slow through livermore and not too hot, right? >> not too hot. it feels a lot like fall, but a warm up is starting.
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those will burn off earlier. let's lock at the noon forecast. the afternoon is warmern tha iwarmer than yesterday. things warm up thursday and we can see rain. barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat carecalifornia. her after school law's keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. boxer: i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy, to jump-start our small businesses with tax credits and loans, to create thousands more california jobs. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message because i want to see the words "made in america" again.
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>> are two sides of pg&e. on one hand a 86 commitment of cash for homeowners and the city. the backing of a proposal and rate payers foot the bill for future disasters. live in san bruno for the
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wildfire expense balancing account. what's that? >> good morning to you. whatever good will they might have gotten for quick response could be under cut by the discussion of the fund thaw mentioned late or this morning in san francisco. the commission will discuss the pg&e proposal to create a tax-funded disaster account. they report they have $1 billion and the cash to pay the deductible and using that could make insurance more expensive in the future. that could include the san bruno disaster. >> thanks a lot, chris. more local news in a half hour. the show is next.
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this tuesday morning, september 14, 2010. shaping up to be a beautiful day here as we step outside to say hello to all of these smiling faces starting their morning with us here in rockefeller plaza. i'm meredith vieira along with carl quintanilla in for matt. just ahead a play on the football field. >> a young man had run the touchdown of his life when he suffered a heart attack after he got to the end zone. he had no pulse, no vital signs. but amazingly a nurse was in the stands, she raced in to action and we'll have their incredible story ahead.
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>> it really s. we're going to wrap up our special parenting series with an interesting question. when it comes to your kids do you really know best or are they better off taking advice from other people in their lives? more on that coming up. >> plus, a live performance from legend robert clamp. first of the top stories with ann. >> good morning to you and meredith. there is welcome news this morning. first reported by nbc's chief correspondent andrea mitchell. iran released sarah shourd. andrea joins us from tehran. what is the latest from there? >> reporter: well, what the state department is saying is that they have no official comment but what we are gathering unofficially is that they may have a written statement when sarah shourd clears iranian air space, that would indicate she has either not left the airport where obviously we cannot go to cover her, or she has not yet arrived
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at her destination. we believe some place in the persian gulf for a reunion with family members. as you know, her family, her mother norah had come in may with the other mothers of the american hikers. the unanswered question is what is going to happen to the two men, to josh fattal and shane bauer? and now at least a hint. we don't know of course as the twists and turns evolved, ann, but a hint from the prosecutor here in iran, that perhaps their sentence will be extended another two months, at least that would give some idea of an end date into what is going on and maybe in two months they would be released but they are not released now, something that the united states is very concerned about. >> andrea, there was concern about why sarah is being released and not the men and one of the descriptions has been that it might be for humanitarian reasons which raises the question, do we -- what do we know about her condition?
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her well being? >> reporter: she has communicated to family and friends a number of medical concerns. her lawyer says that there have been physical problems that in fact that a lump was found in her breast, so there is a real need to get this young woman to medical attention -- as quickly as possible. that said there are other humanitarian concerns about the two young men. they are both 28, they like sarah were hiking in the mountains and they say they crossed an unmarked border and did not realize they were wandering into iran. they were first arrested for crossing the iran yan border, a violation of iranian law but they say that it was just an accident, a happenstance that it was not espionage but that's what they are accused of. there are no formal charges. what we don't know is whether any money was paid. lots of reports we're waiting to find out. i think she and her family will be the best sources on that, the most reliable sources whether or
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not as much as $500,000 was put up, perhaps by a foreign government. >> we know that she was held in solitary confinement as opposed to the two young men. all right. thank you so much. andrea mitchell for your reporting. also the news this morning israelian and palestinian leaders launched a new round of face-to-face peace talks. secretary of state hillary clinton convened the negotiations saying the time is right for an agreement. the most immediate issue is israel's moratorium on west bank settlements. voters are narrowing the field with primaries in seven states plus the district of columbia today. in the delaware senate primary republican congressman mike castle faces a strong challenge by tea party conservative christine o'donnell. in new york charles rangel is up against four other democrats, and a looming ethics trial in the house. a california utility says it
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has set aside $100 million to help the victims of last week's natural gas explosion near san francisco. new home video shows the inferno that killed at least four people and destroyed about 40 houses. pacific gas and electric says it will fay $50,000 up front to people who lost their home. a daring medical rescue mission was carried out this morning in antarctica. despite intense blizzard conditions, a new zealand plane landed on an icy runway and evacuated an american worker from the science base. and take a look at what's brewing in the atlantic, hurricane igor, a huge category four storm. the good news it's not expected to hit the united states. it is now 8:05. let's get a check of the weather from chris who sin for al. >> good morning, ann. it's a beautiful storm as long as it stays out to sea. we have friends for the
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renaissance fair. >> dr. d. >> you could hurt yourself. >> no jousting. i see they left the sharp objects home. let's look at our pick city. buffalo, new york, temperatures in the upper 60s this afternoon. 67 the forecast hi, with a mix of sun and clouds. through most of the northeast we are in pretty good shape. looking at a drier, cooler trend. severe weather the rough weather in the high plains, north central plains, from south dakota through nebraska into kansas, portions of oklahoma. the rest of the country quiet, southeast, southwest and northwest all featuring a good deal of sunshine. that's a look you're looking at oakland airport and some low clouds. today we'll see the low clouds start to burn off earlier than yesterday. that means we'll be slightly warmer today than yesterday. thanks to is that strong onshore flow, the air quality is good across the entire region. nothing happening right now on the radar and today's forecast
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highs in the 70s inland. 60s along the coast. you might see rain showers coming our way for the weekend. >> boy, you are good. back over to meredith. >> chris, thank you very much. and up next, talk to the high school football player who suffered a heart attack after scoring the winning touchdown, and the woman who saved his life afters.
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back now at 8:10 with an unforgettable moment in a high school football game last weekend. a young athlete suffered a heart attack after scoring a touchdown and was brought back to life by a cardiac nurse who happened to be in the stands. in a moment, we'll talk to them exclusively. but first, here's nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: heyward demison and his family can joke about it now, his close brush with death and his amazing recovery. >> i felt that god was on my side at the time. >> reporter: demison, a tailback, number 21 is one of the stars of central catholic high's football team. friday night, he ran the ball 45 yards, scoring a key touchdown. >> that's the best feeling of my
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life. the game winner. >> reporter: but moments after the play, he sensed something was wrong -- his heart beat racing. >> and i felt dizzy and nauseous. i took one step and then all of a sudden, i collapsed. >> reporter: his heart stopped for about two minutes. he had no pulse, no vital signs. but fortunately for demison, cardiac nurse lisa lyver was at the game, rushed from the stands, and began administering cpr, bringing him back to life. >> luckily, he's very young, very fit. you could actually feel his heart start beating right under my hands. >> just happy he's with us still, very humbled by the whole thing. >> reporter: he will have to undergo surgery for a artery, but he hopes to return to football next year. >> i love the gape. it's my passion since i was a lit boy since my dad put a football in my hands. >> i thank god that he's here and i'm grateful. >> reporter: and hayward doesn't like being on the sidelines right now, his family and teammates are a great source of
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consolation. and the best gift of all -- he'll live to see future friday nights. for today, george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. hayward demison iii is with us now along with his dad and life-saving nurse, lisa lyver. great to have you with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to take us back to that play. the game is neck and neck. you're a tailback. you get the ball. run it back 45 yards for the touchdown. what was that moment like? >> it was a very proud moment because a lot of adversity and stuff. my heart started racing. i was in a panic mode. my teammate congratulated me and stuff. and at that moment, i panicked more because my heart started beating. once i got to the sidelines, i sat on the bench and then it sped up even more because i sat down. and i had on tight gear. and then i told one of my teammates to get the inhaler and stuff.
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and he got the coach and the coach came to me and then he was asking me what's wrong? and i told him that i need my inhaler and he gave it to me. i took one puff of it, i breathed, and it also increased my heart even more because it was a steroid inhaler. >> right. >> i wanted my upper body pads taken off. so they had to loosen -- loosen the straps but they couldn't. so they had to pull me straight out of it and then right when i stood up after they took it off, i felt dizzy and nauseous. >> you knew you were in trouble at that point. >> yes, sir. >> lisa, you're in the stands at this point. what a good thing it was that you were. how did you know what was going on? how did you jump into action? >> i was sitting next to the head coach's wife. she said, lisa, someone just collapsed. i watch add little bit. saw a bunch of commotion down there. being a nurse for 16 years, i
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thought, i should at least go down and see if there's something i can help with. >> you gave chest compressions for two minutes. you doubted yourself. at one point, you thought to yourself, i hope this is what we're suppose to be doing, because if it's not, he's going to be really mad later, right? >> i looked in his eyes, didn't see any kind of response at all. everybody was yelling at him. didn't look like he was breathing. and a couple of people down there tried to feel for a pulse and we didn't feel one. and at that point, i thought, well, we can start chest compressions and if he does, you know, if that's -- if this isn't what needs to be done, he's going to wake up and be pretty mad at me. when he didn't, that's what we kept doing. >> mr. demison, this must have been a tough experience for you too. when you went to the hospital to see your son, what's the first thing he said to you? >> the first thing he said to me was, dad, i missed "friday night lights". >> which is the highlight show -- the local highlight show
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on friday nights, right? >> yes, it is. yes, sir. and it made me feel a little good that he was still had his spirits up after what we had went through. i was just so thankful that my son was alive. >> hayward, it turns out you do have a defective coronary artdry whi -- artery to have surgery to repair. how anxious are you some day to get back on the field? >> they told me that my left coronary will be fixed and it's in the wrong spot at the moment. but it will be put in the right -- back in its right spot. so i'm thankful for that. i'm kind of nervous to go in to surgery, but i know that god is with me so he'll put his hands through the whole thing. so i will live through that. but i'm so anxious to get back in to football, it's any favorite thing to do, no matter
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what. and i'm very thankful for that. as long as i get to see the end of the year. i'm thankful for that every moment. >> it's nice when the stars align as they did in this case and the fact that lisa was there is just incredible. hayward demison iii, mr. demison, lisa, thank you all, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. coming up next, do you really know best when it comes to giving advice to your kids? we'll find out after this. to use it. as mye it's pretty cool. [ woman ] you just feed your check in. feed the money right in. no deposit slips. no looking for an envelope. i have an image of my check right here. i can get a picture of the check, on the receipt. it even tells what kind of bills i put in. [ man ] you just put the bills right in. it even did the math for me. -four twentys. -a ten. -two fives. -a hundred bucks. -it's all right here. ♪ i'm done, i'm outta here. [ male announcer ] quick and easy deposits. with atms from bank of america. ♪ it was a real shock.
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we're back at 8:20. this morning on "today's family," do parents really know best? 64% of those surveyed said, no. when should your kids listen to you? >> you're 15 years old, you live in my house so you do what i say when i say it. >> whatever you say no matter what. >> no matter what. >> if you told me to shave my head, i had to do it. >> yes. >> if you told me to murder someone, i have to do it. if i tell you to burden of proof down the house, i have to do that? >> fif i tell you to burn down the house, you burn down the house. >> do parents know best. following parents' advice isn't always easy. >> i begged and pleaded and pleaded. like, mom, i remembered sitting down in our duplex saying, mom, i want to act. she said no. >> by the time she gets through
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high school, she'll have a better sense of who she is. >> i was infuriated. i said, mom, let me do what i want. >> it's difficult for moms to do that for their daughters. we want to give them so much. it makes us feel bad when we say no. >> years later, she now realizes mom was right, education comes first. >> i want to go to college, i want to go to grad school, i want to get my masters. >> and her brother didn't want to spend three weeks in florida in an outward bound adventure program. >> didn't sound that appealing. kind of against my will. all i could say was i know you don't agree with me, you know how much i love you. i need you to trust me on this one. >> and in the end -- >> it's taught me a lot of stuff about independence, how much strength is like inside of me. for the most part, it's been a good thing. >> pretty much part of being a good thing. >> proving listening to mom and
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dad might not always be a bad thing. >> i don't know if fathers and mothers ever know that. hopefully, their intentions are always good. >> a clinical psychologist and author of "boys lie." how not to get played. good morning. >> troublemaker there. >> troublemaker. >> you say no? >> it's not that they don't want to, it's just that they don't get the right information to make decisions for their kid 80. >> who is better for the kids? >> coaches know kids better sometimes. peers definitely know kids better than parents do just because of the time they spend with them. >> clarence, you do say parents do know best? >> i think when it culls to the question of education, yes. my mother instilled in me, hey, whatever do you, just try to graduate from high school. then when i got into college, just graduate from college. sometimes, they do know best.
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mom, i want to be a singer, then she heard me sing and it was like, oh, what else do you want to do? i believe there has to be some level of friendship, trust, respect and discipline at an early age to the point when you do become a younger adult at 15, 16, 17, will you listen to them a little bit more than just somebody pocketing your life and telling you what 0 do at 17 or 18 and you're like, you don't even know me. >> is there a point at 17 or 18 you may want to back off and let them make mistakes? >> well, parents struggle with that. when do i set ground rules and let them trip and fall and see on their own what it's like to grow. so choosing that situation that's sort of safe for them to fail and learn is what's hard for parents. >> have your parents stopped giving you advice, finesse? >> absolutely not. i give financial advice all the
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time. give your momma $200, thanks. i just think the closeness and the friendship, if that's instilled early, then, you know, i'm always listening to my father. i'm always listening to my mother. >> because he has respected them for what they say, beyond the fact that they're your parents? >> absolutely. i had an example of seeing people get up and work hard. so when they give me advice, i take it. >> is there any exception, belisa, of anytime the parents absolutely know best, no matter what? >> well, when it comes to safety, you have to listen to your parents. and if you're a mom and you have a gut intuition about something you that feel strongly about it, i tell moms follow that gut, even if the facts don't line up, if you have a bad feeling about something, go with that feeling, talk about it and set rules that have to go with that feeling.
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your gut, nobody can teach you that. >> finesse thank you. belisa, thank you. good morning, time is 8:26. checking in with mike again. taking a peek at the south bay. >> i wanted to show folks overall, you have the northbound direction showing slower traffic speeds in the 40s where you see the yellow and red below 20 but it's moving well northbound. actually northbound 280, 85 might cause additional congestion along the interchange. 580 is slow through oakland. we can see the fast track lanes moving. that's better than completely still. >> exactly, also, some movement
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out of the clouds will be good today. a little bit cooler than normal but we are warming up slowly. that warming trend will continue through thursday. hook at t look at the forecast highs today, 70s for livermore and fairfield. thursday will be the warmest de see rain for the weekend. people! look at you! texting...blogging... all this technology, but you're still banking like pilgrims! it's time for new school banking, bubbie.
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places to buy cigarettes in san francisco. they are moving closer to banning tobacco products to all businesses that have a pharmacy, like drug stores and supermarkets. the full board is expected to vote on it next week. in 2008, san francisco became the first u.s. city to ban the sale of tobacco products in drug stores but it did not include grocery stores. more local news in half an hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. see you in a bit.
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. 8:39 this tuesday morning, september 14, 2010, a sunny morning here in manhattan. the crowd is moving to the music of a legendary rock band, led zeppelin. why you may ask? he's in the house. he's out with a new solo album getting rave reviews. talk about it live in a moment.
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>> he's such a talent and a really good guy. >> amazing. why would he? >> exactly. also ahead, john ritter is going to help -- we're going to talk about the way he made us laugh after all those years. >> his wife is having a wonderful book about it. >> but first -- >> tennis, anyone? you watched some of the u.s. open, right? >> very exciting. >> the rain delay. >> we're delighted to have rafael nadal with us this morning. as you know, he won. the u.s. open championship last night. only the seventh man in history to do a career grand slam. congratulations. so you have the career grand slam. you have the gold medal in beijing. what -- what is left to do? >> a lot of things. i'm 24 years old. remains a lot of things to do, i think. i have to keep working very hard to be a better player every
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yea year. if i want to be here for the next year, i want to keep working very hard. >> you know, rain was an issue in the final. sunday was delayed. postpon postponed, actually, from monday. the rain delay on monday. finally finished up. took two hours. how does that affect you mentally and physically. >> that's part of the game now. and just being in new york -- when you get away after the first half -- [ inaudible ] i went to -- went to the court to get ready. >> on npr this morning, sports analysts said about you that we may be now entering the nadal era. that this is your time. that you could be the great ees tennis player of our time. do you think of this? >> no, that's too much. i don't normally -- everything was unbelievable more ore than
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ever did. and, so, just -- just an honor for me and unbelievable for me and more than i am expect. and right now it's what i say before, keep working hard to be in the final round. >> well, this is hard won. you look really good with it too, don't you think? >> nice looking. beautiful. congratulations. >> thank you. >> i can see why he can hold that tennis racquet. that's a pretty good grip. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. as we mentioned before, al is out today and under the weather. chris cimino is in for him. >> congratulations. >> tennis player. >> why the pillow? >> for you, up all night. >> i have. >> you need a little rest. >> don't put a pillow in front of me. >> this is gorgeous. this is for you. it's the 50th anniversary.
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>> doesn't look a day over 49. >> beautiful. >> let's get the weather picture. this is nice. holding up after all these years. shower activity. a little rough out of the plains states a little later on. severe weather breaking out southwest sections of south dakota to nebraska and kansas as well, extreme northern oklahoma. working the way through missouri by tomorrow. a large area of shower activity as we work our way through the great lakes. mild to warm, hot though, on the gulf coast. still on the sticky side, deep south stays sizzling over the southwest as well. triple digits in the desert. rain will work its way to the good morning, as we look outside, we still see cool temperatures and we also see some clouds. the clouds today should drop earlier than yesterday. temperatures are in the 50s. this afterthough, even though
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we're running below average, highs around 60s and 70s, the warmest day will be on thursday and rain showers coming our way this ekend. today's high 70s inland and we'll see 60s along the water. send it back over to all of you. >> chris, thank you very much. over to carrie mullig stars in two new films. >> caller: wall street money never sleeps "and let me go. she's on the october cover of "vogue." these films couldn't be more different. tell us about them. >> it's a love story. >> very dark. >> yeah. yeah.
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>> very dark. >> yeah. yeah. it's a weepy film. and "wall street" the big macho boys' movie. i'm the only girl in there. >> you play gordon gecko's daughter, an iconic film character who everybody knows and you worked closely, obviously, with michael douglas whom we've all been thinking so much about in recent days. how close did you get in filming and how much are you now? >> we actually, on the film, our relationship was quite strained. we kept away from each other a little bit. so we had a great time in cannes. i found out like everybody else, the news, and sent well wishes. i'm sure he'll be well. >> in the meantime, you see all of this, it's got to be -- what are your emotions as you see yourself become more and more in the public now and also getting access to more of these parts that are -- >> oh, i mean, that's the amazing thing about all of this. i've got these aphasing -- i wouldn't have gotten "wall street" if i hasn't done the
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education. it's been so interesting. i've been lucky. i don't feel anything apart from grateful. >> the thing you don't like is doing things like this. >> no, this is my first morning show. >> it is. it is. >> lovely, thank you. >> don't do any others. >> no. >> only one in the united states. >> oh, yes. >> carrie mulligan, thank you so much. >> "never let me go" opens tomorrow and "wall street money never sleeps" opens on september 24. two chances to enjoy carrie mulligan. >> coming up next, love and laughter, john ritter's widow opens up about her life with the television star. opens up about her life with the television star. but first thi opens up about her life with the television star. but first thi not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at today, the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. [ male announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins.
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we're back at 8:39 with a great love story. john ritter was the star of the classic sitcom, "three's company." years later he met fellow actor
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amy aztec on the set of their movie, "problem child," they fell in love, had stella together and married. after stella's fifth birthday, he died of a tear in the aorta. she writes about it all in her new book "love and laughter with john ritter." such a pleasure. >> when you mentioned the love story, i thought you meant our great love story. stella has a notebook, the official reporter's notebook you gave her. she's going to be a writer now. >> she's 12. >> how are the two of you doing? >> doing okay, thank you. because kind of the operating instructions of "with love and laughter" how john used to sign his head shots a lot of time, that's the way you do it. kind of gave us a clue. >> one day in a time. >> that's a whole different show. one day at a time, that's valeri bertinelli. >> exactly. look at this week alone. it's evocative for you. your birthday --
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>> i don't have birthdays anymore. >> your daughter turned 12, seven years since your husband's death. your own birthday, and your book being launched. >> an interesting overlap. yeah. >> what's going through your mind. >> starbucks. trying to keep it going. but, yeah, it's true. this september week, the high-holy days for us, it's an interesting thing. but john was always a big proponent of the inclusive wonderful things and all of the things that happened at the same time. you can't really do anything about it, it's just how you react to it. so we're doing the best. >> and it's been seven years. what has changed for you over the years? >> i think just as anybody whose grieving you integrated more, the love never goes away. but the missing actually becomes part of your life and you kind of hold that person close to you
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and kind of inside. stella gave me the news on that. she said no matter what kind of recipe you have for your life, it's always going to have that taste that you're missing somebody. so that's always there. but it goes on. >> you met john on the movie so you guys were making "problem child" together in 1989. >> a classic. "sasa blanca," "citizen kane," "problem child." >> it was the beginning of your romance what attracted you to him? >> how focused he was, it's something i lack, the focus, bigtime, was how he treated people and how he treated everyone exactly the same, which is if he -- when he just met them, it was as if they're a long-lost relative or love that you haven't seen in a long time. >> is that why so many people connected to him. they idolized john. >> right. i think they felt like john was part of their family. and when people say to me, oh, i
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love john. oh, he loves you too. he did. he embraced his fans. he was a real people person. and being on tv is the with to get out to them all. >> and he was raising family. step mom on his three children. what kind of dad? >> john was a green light kind of a dad. >> yes to everything? >> like what you do when you do improv. when you do improvisation, the person who says no in the improvisation screws it up. you want to say yes, and, yes, and to keep it going. to keep your kids and anybody's spirits high, yes and what else? and he just let them be who they were going to be, but the best that they could be. >> the best that they could be. the book is filled with wonderful anecdote stories about the -- he was kind of a wild and crazy guys. loved to play practical jokes. >> yes. >> favorite moment? if you could pick one out? >> i always enjoyed the terrifying moment when ever we'd
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be in an elevator together and someone else would walk in, he would pretend he was some kind of perv to pick me up. instead of saying, no this, is my husband. i had to be the damsel in distress. the person would be shaking and waiting for the doors to open. john, krys for the mill. everything was a improvisation and we're part of his story. >> since his passing, you made it your mission to get out the word about the undiagnosed aortic dissection. you came up with "ritters rules." what are they? >> about ten rules that were kind of gleaned from -- whatever the word is there -- called from the aortic guidelines that were published in march. and thoracic aortic disease coalition which the john ritter foundation is a part of, excuse my preparation there at the end. i'm a writer now. came up with the ritter rules. because there are certain things
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that will save your life most importantly to me, if you have somebody in your family that has survived or diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm or dissection, you're 20% more likely to have it yourself. >> to have it yourself. >> at any age. not like an abdominal problem to an older person, this is an equal opportunity life screwer upper. >> so after his passing. >> so tom ritter, my fabulous brother-in-law, we knew this defect and we had tommy -- we had tommy scan -- he scanned himself. he's very good. he's a radiologist, not. and he was determined to have an aortic aneurysm in the exact same place as john and his life was saved. really, at any age, men or women. just because john and tommy were semielderly, sorry, tommy. >> one more gift that john is giving people through you. >> most important, keeping families alive and together. >> thank you for the book.
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>> i'm glad you liked it. >> very much. >> cool. >> thank you so much. the book is it called "with love and laughter with john ritter." up next. roger plant live in concert. this is first on hi! welcome to come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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>> the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. robert plant helped redefine rock music as the lead singer in led zeppelin and scored big with the grammy awards 2007 with alison krauss, "raising sand." he's got the number one rock album on itunes. robert plant, great to have you here. >> very early, good morning. i believe it is the morning. i want to introduce the band.
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buddy miller, byron house, marco, darryl scott, and singing with you is patty griffin. i think a lot of people may not know the band of joy has a history with you as a name. >> yeah, it was the -- it was the name that john bonham and i elected to use before we got that golden phone call. i think it was a jungle drum, to send us rocketing into the '70s. >> before you joined the other band as you call it. >> yeah, yeah. so it was a moment for us british guys. we didn't have the musical knowledge that you guys have got here. but we tapped as much american spook music as we could, as much blues, mixed it up. nobody liked it. and so -- but the feeling of freedom was fantastic. and i think as we started to make this record, buddy took me down to nashville and we started working together. so it felt like a liberation again. >> the song we're going to hear is a new single off of the album called angel dance. let's hear it. robert plant.
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♪ good-bye don't cry ♪ ♪ ♪ let them fly across the wall let them fly till the morning
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comes ♪ little angel dance ♪ ♪ little angel dance ♪ big night bright lights ♪ ♪ time now to lay them under arrest ♪ ♪ put them all to rest ♪ bad guys mean eye all gone away to where they belong ♪ ♪ let's just sing our song ♪ and they'll laugh up and down the hall ♪ ♪ don't go shout when you hear them fall ♪ ♪ let them fly right across the wall ♪ ♪ let them cry ti
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till the morning call ♪ ♪ little angel dance ♪ little angel dance ♪ come on come on and dance ♪ ♪ whoo yes, little angel dance ♪ come on ♪ good night sleep tight oh let's just sing our song ♪ ♪ dance up and down the hall
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don't go shout when you hear them fall ♪ ♪ let them fly right across the wall ♪ ♪ let them cry till the morning call ♪ ♪ oh little angel dance ♪ ♪ little angel dance ♪ let them dance ♪ the new album is "band of joy," robert plant. thank you.
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robert? robert will be back later this morning with kathie lee and hoda. but first, this is "today" on
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that guy back there. >> my fault. barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat carecalifornia. her after school law's keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. boxer: i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy, to jump-start our small businesses with tax credits and loans, to create thousands more california jobs. i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message because i want to see the words "made in america" again. good morning, everybody, i'm brent cannon. it's been a rough morning for motorcycles. >> this is about the fourth one i've been covering as far as the major impact on the roadways. this sigalert was the result of
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a motorcycle accident. i wanted to show you the hills there coming down towards the interchange. big slowing approaching the interchange in towards concord. also slow in towards that area but in antioch, typical slowing.
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there is a push to bring more jobs and affordable housing to the east bay. maldonado will be in oakland to promote the open land agreement. there's a project that will bring affordable housing and bring millions of new revenue.
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maldonado will be signing the agreement. have a great morning and we'll see you back here in a bit. california politicians again have failed to heed. we could be first in the nation to have a full ban on single use plastic bag but special interest killed the bill. a statewide ban on plastic bags would be a bold step in reducing pollution. grocers and retailers were finally some support but plastic bag lobbyists based in virginia had more influence on aur state senate than environmentalists. stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury 19 billion plastic bags that aren't
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recycled. san francisco and palo alto hrd already banned the plastic tumbleweed, itp u to us protect the planet at back now with more of "today" on this tuesday morning, the 14th day of september, 2010. another gorgeous day. i mean, just perfect right now here in new york city. expected to be in the comfortable mid 70s. happy to have so many great fine folks joining us this morning. from okeechobee, florida, very nice. here with us this morning. natalie morales in for carl quintanilla. matt is under the weather. we heard it yesterday. struggling with it. >> took him out of commission today. >> better get back. okay? coming up on this half-hour,
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more on the story at the center of an nfl controversy. ines sainz was allegedly subjected to cat calls by the jets. now a harassment investigation is under way this morning. she's going to be here to tell us what she says happen and tell us her side of the story coming up in a little bit. also this morning, joey's diet sos. we hear so much about the whole grains and the benefits of the whole grains. what are the benefits of including them in your dietment a diet. and brewing questions about green tea. is it as good as they say for you? you have little ones as home? i have 1-year-old twins. for one, new york family life is more than busy. it's nuts. sextuplets, 22 months old and a 9-year-old. the whole family is here to tell us about their new project. >> get to do that interview coming up in a little bit. my children how much and -- >> the three seats, the third
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row. unbelievable. >> i don't think they make those strollers. pretty incredible. >> i need one. >> i'll find out for you. okay? first let's get a check of the morning's top stories. let's go inside to ann curry. >> thanks a lot. natalie, carl, welcome news this morning -- chief correspondents andrea mitchell reports that iran released sarah shourd. she's been held for more than a year in iran along with two american friends who face side charges for hiking accidentally in to iran. shourd's release was held up by political feuding among iran's leadership and by demand for a half million dollars' bail. iran's media is reporting this morning that the bail was paid. in the new -- in the new push for peace in the middle east, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says the time is right for israel and the palestinians to make peace. this as she meets with israel's prime minister netanyahu and
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palestinian president abbas in egypt today before the talks move to jerusalem tomorrow. former british prime minister tony blair was honored in philadelphia last night with the 2010 liberty medal from the national constitution center. former president bill clinton presented the award to blair for the efforts in the middle east. the gas line rupture and inferno in san bruno, california last week. pacific gas and electric said it set aside up to $100 million to help residents there. and the national transportation safety board hopes the explosions will be a wakeup call about aging gas pipelines throughout our nation. and a school crossing guard took her eye off of traffic on monday when she spotted this seven-foot alligator outside of a grade school near tampa. she called the sheriff's deputies who used handcuffs and duct tape to subdue the gator until state wild life workers could safely take it away. boy, that duct tape sure can close things.
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three minutes past. back outside. >> you can use duct tape for everything. >> good to know. another check of the weather from chris cimino who's in for al this morning. chris? hello. we have friends of the "today" show. you are? >> candace, ethan. >> michelle. >> having a good time in the city. >> great time. >> is it everything you expected it to be? >> and more. >> good answer. >> that was well done. get a look at what's going on in terms of the tropics. we have an active tropical season goi on. hurricane igor with winds of 135 miles per hour. category 4 storm, west-northwest motion on it. expected to take a turn more g towards the north-northwest as we go to friday. early saturday, around the bermuda area we have to pay attention sometime saturday morning -- saturday night sorry sunday morning. hurricane julia with winds of 75 miles per hour, julia moving off in that west-northwest direction as well. both storms expected to stay
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well out to sea. this one well out in the middle atlantic. the u.s. mainland looks safe with the exception of watching the tropics in this disturbance. this drifts towards the yucatan to bring the rain there. rest of the country, quiet on both coasts, deep south, okay. basically in the good morning, we are in oakland looking over towards san francisco. some low clouds will burn off earlier than yesterday. it is chilly right now, our forecast highs warmer than yesterday and we'll continue the warming trend through thursday. as we look ahead to the weekend, unfortunately, might see some rain coming in, especially north of the bay. keep those showers in mind when you're making those plans. . >> georgia in the house. who is this? >> orthodontist.
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>> of course, i should have known that. >> didn't you know that? >> i did, chris, thank you. of course, now to the female reporter who was allegedly subjected to taunts and cat calls by members of the new york jets at a practice on saturday. and now a harassment investigation is under way. you'll hear from ines sainz in a moment. but first, peter alexander has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: inez sainz did not return to the locker room, she reported the action from the sidelines. sainz wants to make sure no other female sports reporter is mistreated on and off the field. >> reporter: on the sidelines, ines sainz is hard to miss. the 32-year-old sportscaster from mexico's tv azteca recently named by men's magazine one of the sexiest sports reporters in the world. now sainz is at the center of a
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sexual harassment complaint against the new york jets. this is video from the jets' practice saturday where footballs were thrown in sainz's direction, and later in the locker room where she says she was subjected to cat calls from players. sainz tweeted in spanish -- i'm dying in embarrassment, i'm waiting in the jets locker room waiting for quarterback mark sanchez while trying not to look anywhere. she said sanchez was a ja, but told me the talk made her feel uncomfortable in the locker room. >> the minute i get in, i feel all of the eyes look at me. they start to whistle and make jokes that i know this is about me. >> the next day as the controversy grew, sainz herself became the target of criticism, with some pointing to seductive photos posted on her personal website. and others on tv azteca's site. in response, sainz tweeted
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again, this time with the picture of the type of outfit that she wore to jets' practice. some jeans and a button down white shirt and boots, she wrote, is not inappropriate. >> not trying to provoke anything. probably my style and probably my type of dress. >> reporter: when the association for women and sports media found out about sainz's complaints, they called on the nfl to investigate her possible sexual harassment. the jets' owner called sainz this weekend apologizing on behalf of the team then later issued a statement saying it's working with the national football league to gather the facts and take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media. >> it seems that crazy over-the-top behavior is not only condoned but encouraged in some ways. it seems to me, this went too far. >> wendy murphy is a women's rights advocate and former nfl cheerleader. >> it doesn't matter whether she was wearing skin-tight jeans or seethrough lingerie, none of that is license to commit sexual
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harassment, period. >> looking for it. >> sainz has been covering sports for eight years. she has no plans to change her appearance in the locker room. >> surely, i don't see why i need to change. it's me and i don't need to change the way i am. they are going to change. the things are going to change in the lockers, not in me. >> reporter: ines sainz told me she has no plans to pursue any legal action at this time. both the nfl and the jets tell nbc news they are taking this matter very seriously and that they have both launched investigations to the players' and the coaches' actions. natalie? thank you. earlier today, meredith spoke with ines sainz about that tweet in which she was dying of embarrassment. meredith asked her if she felt embarrassed or actually harassed. >> the line is very fragile between one another.
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and i must say, i don't hear anything in a sexual way. because i'm not the one who -- who say the charge or who tried to involve the other team in this situation. what happened there is i obviously feel that environment was uncomfortable because i know they are talking about me. but i didn't hear or not pay attention today. what happened there is that -- >> i see the report. >> that's what you were experiencing. >> yeah. exactly. >> then the association for women in sports media got involved. and they're the ones who got to the nfl and said we want an investigation to what's going on. if they had not called into the investigation, would you have reported this? >> i don't think so. as i told you, i don't even pay attention. i tried to focus on my job, i say, it's okay. it's an environment. it's what i -- what i need to be to make my interview. so let's pretend nothing
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happened. but the rest of the media hear the things that the boys and they saw that the environment is very rude for a woman. >> is very rude? >> very rude. >> yes. >> so i think that -- that the main point here is that what they hear about me. not what i am doing. because if not, make it past and that's it. >> you said in your network on monday, azteca, you said you never felt attacked or offended and there are those who are calling you a victim. is that the way you see yourself or is this a case of overreaction? >> i think it's an overreaction about it. and then i start to read a little -- what is the kind of comments that the rest of the media hears about it. >> hearing from others what was said that you didn't hear at the time, do you now believe it was sexual harassment? >> no, because i am only a witness. i prefer that the nfl make the judgment because they have all of the pieces together.
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they have my material, my videotapes, they have the material of the rest of the media. so i prefer that the nfl judge and decide if these are not that kind of situation. >> and you'll accept whatever that decision is. >> yes. >> one way or the other. >> because they are very taking care about it. they are very professional. the investigation is started just hours after that happened. so i believe they are going to -- going to research everything. >> the website specifically of azteca, they have pictures of you that are fairly provocative. your own website does as well. in retrospect, do you feel like those kinds of pictures, not what you were wearing on saturday, but do you think those pictures get in the way of your professionalism, what you do for a living? >> actually, it's something i am okay with. i cover the super bowl or something, i dress like i feel is good. all the women like to be attractive, i think so. so i'm -- my way of dress is
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because i feel comfortable and not pretending to be provocative, only pretend to be attractive. that's -- that 's the reason. so the photos are a consequence of my job. >> that was meredith earlier with ines sainz. coming up next, the whole fat yogu yogurt. we answer your questions with "diet sos with joy." later on, these adorable sextuplets taking over new york. one big happy family in a little bit. but first, these messages. [ male announcer ] where are people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis going? they're discovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections,
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for your children. good morning. >> good morning, ann. first caller is from amanda joining us via skype from olmstead, ohio. >> caller: good morning. >> good morning. >> caller: my question is what's the best way to get whole grains. we're supposed to avoid processed foods, is it okay to get whole grains from crackers and cereal? >> you want to get your whole grains from pure whole grains. brown and wild rice, pasta. but you bring up a great question. we tell people to avoid processed foods, in the category of whole grain cereals and breads and crackers, it's fine and supouuper convenient to enj the foods. on the package, 100% whole grain or whole wheat. you'll see this little orange stamp. it's put out by the whole grain
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council. if it says 100%, you're fine. from cereals and crackers, it's a little more difficult to find pure 100% whole grain. they mingle refined grain in for some of the whole grains. so, in the case of the boxed goods, flip it over, look at the ingredient panel. and that forced word needs to ooit verse the word, whole, or brown rice or oats. then you know, it's predominant. because the first ingredient in a whole grain. you can enjoy those foods. just choose the smarter, healthier options. >> i hope you took notes. >> replay it again. >> thanks a lot. >> mary, now, she's on the telephone from louisiana. mary, good morning, what's your question? mary, can you hear me? >> caller: yes, hi. >> hi, what's your question, mary? >> caller: yes. >> i think mary might be -- we're going to get back to mary.
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hi, mary? i'm being told maybe she can hear me. can you hear us? >> caller: yes, i can. >> glad we figured that out. i'm sure it was a technical problem. what is your question, mary? >> caller: i heard all kinds of different things about green tea, but what are the benefits of drinking green tea? >> green tea has been linked to dozens and dozens of health benefits and some are based on fact and some are not based on fact. so the things that we do know, we have some research on, is that drinking green tea regularly can really boost heart health. it can lower cholesterol, your blood pressure, and, in fact, possibly lower overall risk for heart disease or stroke. it can slightly rev your metabolism and give you a weight loss advantage. it's so slight, if you add sugar into your tea it's going to offset any of the calories that you're burning. some of the things that we're less certain on and looks promising, green tea may, in
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fact, help to decrease the risk of certain types of cancers because the compounds may in fact inhibit cancer cell growth. and it has anti-inflammatory properties, these compounds, so it may help to combat some of the aches and pains that are associated with arthritis. they've no downside. so everybody should be drinking green tea. just don't add a lot of sugar. >> thank you so much for asking your question. >> caller: thank you for answering. >> joy, thank you so much for being with us this morning. coming up here on "today," does my furniture really have to match? the dos and don'ts of decorating. but coming up next, don't try this at home. we're going to meet the person who can actually -- you just saw him do a double flip in a wheelchair right after this. okay.
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dannon light & fit gives hope. we are sisters, daughters, wives, mothers. and together, we can help fight breast cancer. go online, enter the code from your light & fit lid, and we'll make a 10 cent donation. give hope with every cup of light & fit. aaron may have left most of his life confined to a wheelchair, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a extreme sports star. >> he made history by becoming the first person to perform a double back flip in a wheelchair. >> oh, my goodness. >> that is incredible. >> he's here along with his mother, kaylene. that's an amazing stunt. how did you go about even beginning to try something like that? >> boredom was the biggest influence. but i practiced in a foam pit, you know?
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so i started getting the rotation every time, then it was time to try it and land it. >> you're in a wheelchair because of spina bifida, which a lot of people know about. but you would go watch your brother do his own bmx bike as a kid. does that inspire you somewhat? >> bmx is my biggest influence. a lot of people. >> wow. >> i know you actually had to have your wheelchair and everything retrofitted so you could do that stunt. what did they have to do. you got injured a couple of times too. >> well, getting the chair is a long process of being a guinea pig and getting hurt. but it's holding up real good. a couple of parts on the double. >> not body parts, right, you're all good. >> check it out. >> the mom is worrying that he's going to be hurt? >> not really. used to be in the beginning.
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but you get used to it. i've seen it for so long. i trust him. he's careful. he's good. >> aaron fartheringham, you're an inspiration for athletes out there. thank you so much. more coming up after your local news. but sometimes after a busy day and a heavy greasy dinner... my system needs some tlc. now there is something new. introducing activia dessert. rich, silky, smooth yogurt with desserty flavors like strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, and peach cobbler. and because it's activia, it helps regulate my digestive system. mmm. works for me. ♪ activia new activia dessert.
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good morning to you, 9:26, we want to check the commute with mike in san francisco. >> the sigalert, this is very late in the commute for anything of this nature to happen, put we do have a car fire. this is on the side of the road, southbound 101, the southbound side despite the car fire reporting a very smooth drive and the northbound side, that's a problem. all avenues into the city a big problem thousarough the city th evening. consider mass transit if you're heading to the game. oakland, 8 starting to show a
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break thousand the coliseum. a little sunshine, look. >> today we're expecting more sunshine and also slightly warmer temperatures which we'll need. it is cool this morning. here are the forecast highs for today. 73 in fremont and 72 in redwood city. warmer today and the warming continues through thursday. 83 degrees inland on thursday. 60 along the coast look at the rain for the weekend though.
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. a california surfer is attacked by a 20-foot long great white shark and we have an exclusive interview with todd an dress. in august of 2007 he spotted a great white shark. he managed to hold onto the surf board after the first strike then use it to protect himself against the next attack.
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andress punched the shark something miraculous was happening around him. >> dolphins were surrounding me, swimming in a circle, distracting the shark, jumping over my head while treading water. the shark comes back while i'm treading water and grabs me by my right leg. >> a friend helped angres get back on land. it took 500 internal stitches and 200 staples to put him bag together. experts say fall is when great white sharks return to the waters near the bay area. consider yourself warned. "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning.
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the job of a justice is to preserve the status quo, to be a referee, to settle fights. well, i am ready to fight them. and i can't do that here. >> you want a backup? >> you know this face. he's played everything on primetime tv, a lawyer, a pic he's played everything on primetime tv, a lawyer, a police officer, a presidential candidate, now, jimmy smits is taking on the role of a supreme court justice who leaves the bench because he feels it's the right thing to do. so we're going to catch up with him, very talented actor, tomorrow here on "today," that will be a treat. and the treat this morning, we've got -- you know, carl and
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chris and natalie on the couch this morning. and we've got a big couch this morning. we have something going on. >> a lot of guests going to join us in a bit. sextuplets, then plus one taking over our studio here in new york city. there's the family. >> they're taking over the green room. >> made them feel at home there. 22-month-olds and a 9-year-old brother and it is an understatement to say this is a very busy family. why they're in town coming up in a little bit. is that the mom? >> that's the mom. >> what a pretty woman. gorgeous mom. >> these kids are so adorable. can't wait to see more of them. also ahead, if you think you're too short or too curvy to pull off the trendiest new looks for fall, thanks again from skinny jeans to dresses and skirts, how real women can wear the most stylish looks. >> also, talking about fashion from your home because when it comes to decorating, a lot of people think there are rules to be followed.
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talking to an expert about what rules you should pay attention to and which ones you may need to break. where you put your couches, the rugs, the matching question. >> oh, the matching. >> is that a technical term? >> it is. >> anyway, what else is going on? oh. >> summer is winding down. that means nbc's hit competition show, "america's got talent" is ready to crown its next winner. only four acts left in the running for the $1 million prize and their own las vegas show. 10-year-old singer and front-runner, amazing, going to be singing at carnegie hall. the black light performance for fighting gravity. and the operating singer, prince poppycock who has been called the male lady gaga judge sharon osborne. >> i think -- >> what's that? >> fighting gravity right now. >> amazing. >> they're cool. >> the two-part season finale of
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"america's got talent" starts tonight. there's prince poppycock. >> prince poppycock and matchy-poos. >> i'm in trouble now. >> that's a segue for you. unfortunately, all we have is the bland old boring weather to talk about. the showers and the thunderstorms talking about the portions of the plains states that could be rough later today. gusty winds. that's the trouble spot. the deep south, hot once again to the tomorrow. some areas are seeing some sunshine but we still see cloud cover here in san jose. we don't see the sunshine yet, you'll see it earlier today than you did yesterday. look at the seven-day forecast, we are starting to warm up. it has got rather chilly over
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the last several days. inland areas on thursday up to 83. up fortunately it it does not like the weather is going to hold for the weekend. we'll see showers north of the bay that could last for the weekend. ver you want there. >> you can poppycock. >> we just wanted to say poppycock. >> you guys wanted to say it again? >> we're good. coming up, we're going to meet the family, the newest toddlers taking over new york city. they've taken over our green room. they're going to take over our studio. that's coming up after this. crying on cue. happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you. happy birthday, happy birthday... happy birthday to you.
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with us. good morning to you guys. so nice to meet all of you. >> good morning. >> and i know you called your children really six little miracles because when they were born, they were born at only 15 weeks early, right? weighing only one to two pounds. so now they're very healthy, very active 22-month-olds. any -- any health issues that you've had to deal with in raising them so far? >> not really. they're doing so well. we tried to -- we're trying to raise them, you know, with the goal to health -- the main thing, you know, they're very, very. >> they're almost 2 now. they want to rule the world. it's all about them right now isn't it? >> it is. it is. >> a pleasure to be here, to share with everybody, the people. we want to show the world that we can do it. they are very, very happy -- my wife is happy to be here.
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like you see, i think we need to -- >> they're being watched by our crew members. not to worry. they're all fine. uh-oh, okay, they were all fine. okay. here we go again. deja vu all over again. nobody gets hurt, we're fine. now, i know for you, this truly is a blessing. and every day you count your lucky stars. but a lot of this is on your shoulders because victor is at work at lot, and you're taking care of them. you get a lot of help. >> i have one lady. she helped me at night. there are six and we have only two hands. we do our best. >> how do you manage? i know you manage to get yourself to the gym three days a week. that's why you look like you do after having seven children. >> i try to get everything on a schedule so i have to take time
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for me too. >> yeah. >> and january carlos, i was telling you, you're a great big brother, you are 9 years old. how much of a help are you? i know once at nighttime you helped them get ready for bed and all that? a little bit? >> my mom doesn't want me to help. she just wants me to like play. >> so how would you describe your house on a daily basis. a lot of you chasing after them? >> yeah. >> yeah, i bet. so nice to meet all of you, your kids are so sweet and wonderful. very well behaved. >> yes. >> terrible 2s are. got to be careful. sextuplets takes new york premieres tonight at 10:00 p.m. on tlc. great job, everybody. thank you. coming up next, the look you want by busting common myths of decorating after this. cingnommo mwant by busting common myths decorating after this. eggland's best eggs. the best in nutrition... just got better. even better nutrition -- high in vitamins d, e, and b12. a good source of vitamin a and b2.
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♪ or sprinkled with italian herbs. ♪ townhouse flatbread crisps. they're perfect for snack time, party time, any time. ♪ new townhouse flatbread crisps. the everyday cracker with the specially-crafted taste. this morning on "today's home," decorating myth busters from hanging artwork to matching furniture, a lot of rules we follow and some to be tossed out when it comes to interior design. here with some tips, interior designer and contributing editor for "better homes & gardens," elaine grissom. good morning. >> come. >> people have a struggle when they look at the room. i'm one of them. they know what to do. and what is your sort of rule of thumb when it comes to the rules? >> you know what? once you know what some of the rules are, you can break them.
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because then it's an educated rule breaking. one of the rules is that furniture, when it comes to furniture layouts, the sofa should be basically parallel to one another. >> that's one of the myths. in reality, the only time you ever look directly across from someone is like right now. we're having a formal interview. so you're either looking for a job or you're asking for money or for both. but in real life, people tend to turn to their sides to look at people and have conversations. so you want to put your sofas parallel to each other. you want to put them at right angles. >> parallel. >> if you do put them parallel, close that short end off with a pair of armchairs. here's the right angle setup which looks great. you station your armchairs across. >> of course, a lot of this depends on the room size as well. >> and how much size you have. >> exactly. another idea is that the sofa and the rugs should match.
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>> actually a myth. >> you want the contrast? >> hmm. >> because otherwise, it's all just floating together. it's an island of texture. and nothing is anchoring it down. so what -- in reality, this is it. and you can see it together. and once you put a darker sofa on a lighter rug, it anchors it, and vice versa. you can layer it, if you want to. which always looks great. you're dealing with the rights and the creams and the beiges, you have a little contrast. >> interesting how the color is worked in, you know, having it in the bowl of fruit as well as in the middle pieces up on the mantle as well as on the pillows, it's very pretty. >> gives you pop, which we always need. >> also, the idea that the lamps are an jafrp thought. basically a lamp is a lamp. you're saying? >> that's a myth. and so often, we really do think about lamps as an afterthought when they're just as important as the furniture they sit next
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to. this is honey, who shrunk the lamp. lamps next to the sofa should be big, bold statements. now, one of the biggest trends is a decorated lamp shade. so we have some color. the vanilla lamp shade is over. and also even if you're putting them on a desk, don't put those little dinky desk lamps that you see. go for a bigger lamps just like a side table. >> it will be the lamps in my son's room. it will give the anchoring feeling. can think about this in a different way. >> doesn't it feel good. >> usually, desk chairs, we have them with wheels. she's laughing at me. i don't know what i did. >> every man in america is going to get upset with me. but the rule really is, if your desk is in the living room, which many people have home offices in their living rooms today, the desk chair needs be a pretty one. you want a dining chair, not a desk chair on wheels.
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look, this is a feminine version which i think looks really great. if you need that little glide, put little glider on your legs and you can scoot across the room. >> you can protect the floor with that? it won't hurt the floor. >> it won't mark the floor. >> now, small art? can stand alone on a wall. >> small art looks lonely. it's the loneliest thing on the wall in the world. so if you have a lot of vertical space, stack the art. don't -- even if it's a picasso, you don't want it to be the lone thing on the wall. >> oh. >> you're going to put something else with the picasso. >> we're going to put the monet with the picasso. >> thank you so much. something for all of us. a lot of great ideas this morning. thank you. >> pleasure. coming up next, how to wear the hottest fashion. that's a pretty good number. but first,
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today's style, wearing the latest trends, a soft pair of skinny jeans or a maxi dress and thought, i can't wear that. think again. jackie stafford says, yes, you can. she's here to show us today. good morning. >> good morning. >> maxi dress, it's a look i don't think i could pull that off. it's a summer staple. >> anybody. >> let's bring out sam. this is a look you can wear now in to the fall. >> the reason you can wear a maxi dress is all about the heavier weight fabric. we're looking for jersey fabric or linen that you wear in the summer. and it's darker. >> chunky knit cardigan and an ankle booty as well. got the ankle booty. so that goes to a fall wardrobe item. >> you look great, sam, wonderful. >> thanks so much. next, the skinny jean now.
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the little look that so many women kind of shun. they don't embrace the look. bring on donna. why anyone with any type of body can get away with it. >> so many ask me, can i wear -- can i wear -- yes, you can. here's how you wear them, a longer-length top. cover the butt. you would never want to wear this with a short waist top. but you can wear the waist jacket over the top. that makes it trend wearable. or you can wear it with a cargo military jacket that keeps the longer leg covered. cover your butt. all of the bag here -- it's a great fall bag as well. these have great indoor umbrellas. great. >> i always forget my umbrellas. the perfect way to have it. >> thank you so much, donna. >> okay, next, leggings, it was so '80s. but very hot and trendy. and here's the way you can pull the look off for fall. >> leggings -- who knew you
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could wear leggings for work? office-appropriate leggings. we have marty rocking our leggings here for all of the greater folks. but paired it with a blazer. all about the work appropriate blades and a longer tunic. what makes this look work so well for the boardroom is we paired it with a knee high boot. it's a boot which gives a long, lean line. that's very appropriate. it's a legging -- you could never think you could wear a legging to work. >> it's an opaque look. >> that's right, yeah. >> you look great. thank you. next, a look at jump suits. also, that was 70s, 80s, making a comeback now. this is really great. >> really hitting the runways, everyone was saying, i could never in a million years jump it. here's how you wear it. new york and company, we've had it with the cute little boyfriend blazer. that's how you wear it. you can make it work for evening. substantial jewelry. great jacket. statement jewelry, and it makes
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it a look perfect for evening. >> you look great for a night out. bring out bria, yes, you too, can wear a supermini mini skirt. >> beautiful little petite girl here. how gorgeous. mono chromatic look. got the same color all the way through. >> that's the trick. ladies, real quickly, come out with the last look here.
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let's check in with mike. >> let's take you back to san francisco. i told you about the sigalert, all lanes are clearing but still in activity. we had an earlier issue cleared from fifth as you're getting off the bay bridge. still slowing and that might be the reason why there's a backup at the toll plaza. let's get a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. about this time of day, 10:00, we have a cheaper fare gate across the bridge. the sun is shining too in oakland. nearing 60 degrees. still seeing cooler temperatures around the area. if you want warmer area we are going to get it. the warmest day of the week will be on thursday. but if you have plans for the weekend, there might be some rain showers coming our way, laura. consider ourselves warned, thank you very much. this morning neighbors and friends are working to build up each up in san brun no.
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people like harly dealing with a lot of his friends and parents have not been found. >> it's really unnerving because i really want to know what happened to my friend or if they are there or lost in the system. the remains haven't been found. there's the small slifer of open that they are okay. >> they have been not been found, members of the bethany presbyterian church, church members have joined up the search. pg&e set up a $7 million fund, planning to immediately issue checks to help residents get started. they already gave $3 million to the city of san bruno. the damage by the explosion, the company says the fund has no strings attached. a local news update in half a hour. we'll see you.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. so glad you're with us. it is booze day. september 14th, 2010. >> yes, it is. >> and we're not just going to drink our booze, we're going to, well -- >> we're going to drink our booze. >> we're going to drink it with a legend. he's coming up. >> you've met with robert plant. >> i just spent a little quality time with robert plant downstairs. >> what is he like? >> i never thought i would get to party with robert plant. but we're about to in a little
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bit. >> yes, if you get "usa today". >> very fun, we were talking about our good friend doug morris. >> mm-hmm. the music guru in case you don't know. >> may i wish a very happy birthday to 80th birthday to jimmy niri. i'm going with frank to have lunch with him today. get the lambchops going for me. >> the best, by the way, i can attest to. i know you've always loved them and when you take the first bite, it is so tender, there's no chewing necessary. you just put it in your mouth and it is heaven. >> nobody will be able to get a seat there today. jimmy, please hold us a seat. we're coming in to have lunch with you today. >> robert plant in "usa today." can't wait to talk to him. >> cool new record. are they called cds now? >> called cd. >> at least i didn't say lp. >> 8-track. >> he said he did a record years ago with doug morris and i said, how did it sound? he said not so well. ay)y)y)y)y) rrecorord?ore than i said, 16 of them, buddy.
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melissa says, we give them away around here. >> the prize you get when you don't getgggggggggggggggggg. hello. >> this is the reporter who is from mexico, who caused quite the stir, i think, in new york. she was covering -- >> that's me. that's me at the giants game this past sunday. >> so here's what happened. she -- >> not that funny. >> she does sideline commentary. >> she sure does. >> the guys were having some fun and they were throwing the football close to where she was so they could all be nearer to her. then she goes into the locker room and she was greeted by catcalls, et cetera, et cetera. her quote was, and this is her quote that she tweeted, i died of embarrassment, she tweeted e in in spanish. now, she seemed kind of okay with -- she didn't love it, she seemed kind of okay with it and
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then the association for women in sports stepped in -- >> there to make something out of it. >> asked the nfl to examine it. here's what i think about it. i didn't know anything about her until she was on the earlier hours of the "today" show today. >> all we knew -- all we had seen was pictures and then she started speaking to meredith. >> can i say something -- >> she showed up in a low cut dress, low cut top and shirt skirt, didn't try to pretend she was -- that she was something other than who she is. >> there is word out there she is a mother and -- married and mother of three children. >> yeah. >> i want to know how she looks like that after three children. but i liked her attitude so much. she was like, this is me, you know, this is me, and that's me and i'm just -- this is the way i am and sometimes it causes a stir, but she said i'm just trying to do my job. and i liked her. >> meredith asked her was this harassment? she goes, oh, no, it wasn't that. >> it's just my life. >> i got to say, she didn't -- she could have with some people might have done shown up
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buttoned up, could have said it was traumatizing what happened in the locker room. she wasn't that way at all. >> she's not going to sue, any of that stuff. sometimes we make a mountain out of a mole hole. >> i think we may have done it in this case. >> then when there is true harassment and true -- it is sort of trivializes, maybe they had to look into it, but i think you should ask the woman herself if she feels like she's been victimized. >> and she said no. >> before you go forward with something. >> that's a good point. i was -- i happened to be sitting in front of the tv yesterday. >> your eyebrows look great. >> i just got them done. >> sonya did our eyebrows. >> oprah was on and i had to see the beginning of the end. >> i was watching the tennis. >> i know. but the tennis came on -- but that was at 4:00. tennis wasn't on yet. >> that's when oprah came on. >> oprah was on at 4:00. tennis is on at 4:00? >> yes. >> okay, whatever. you're on the wrong channel. she gets on there and she's going to give away something big and the crowd is dying. what is she going to give away. she said remember my first show,
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i gave away a trip to philadelphia or something and then she was pumping the crowd up. do we have sound up full. she gives away a -- just listen. >> you're going to australia! we are going to australia! you and you and you and you are going to australia! >> i'm sorry. that is the best tape in the world. she is taking 300 people on that quantas, 300 of her fans. look at everybody, completely -- >> and out steps john travolta who will fly them there in december. >> my gosh, the whole -- you know what -- >> there he is. >> hi. that's kind of a way to put on a show. >> how is she going to top it today? that was yesterday. what is she going to do today. it is like lady gaga wearing a meat freezer. what are you going to today? >> i still couldn't believe that. imagine if you're in that audience, all these women that are diehard fans -- >> the trip of a lifetime for
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them. they'll go in december for a week. >> the smart business thing i think oprah did is -- >> not paying for it herself. >> this trip is paid for by quantas and some of the -- look! i'm sorry. please come in here. >> please come on over. please come right over. >> robert plant is in the house. >> wow. >> hello, hello. >> hi. >> rock royalty. how are you? >> i need to get a hug too. >> i'm coming right around there. >> come around here. >> we prepared a little something for you, robert. >> yes. >> have you? >> yes, we heard you've been up very, very early today. is it on its way, everybody? >> i think maybe for the segment. >> for the segment. >> we have a special -- >> didn't you used to go to the philmore in 19 -- wasn't it you? >> i wasn't born then. >> me neither. >> we are excited to talk to you about your new cd. >> thank you. >> you're one of those artists
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that continually grows and doesn't want to be labeled and doesn't want to be stuck in the past and wants to keep doing -- you still want to have fun, right? >> i fall in love. i'm very lucky to have these connections that i make along the way. when i worked with alison kra s krauss, the idea of me with all my kind of history as a singer to end up working with a girl with a voice like that, the marriage of voices -- >> and the musicality of the two of you is so different but it made for a nice marriage. >> yes. by going there i met buddy miller who -- >> why should we wait, jerry? all good things come to those who insist. >> good thing about television. thank you very much. >> prohibition didn't do well here in america. >> you're in very good health. >> great to see you. >> we'll talk to you in a few minutes. >> you mean this isn't it? >> this isn't it. this is just the pregame show. >> we can talk to you about this, though. you've been in restrooms all around the world. >> oh, gosh. >> what was his name with the
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nice hands? >> oh, pee wee herman? who? i don't know, what do you mean? oh, oh, michael, george michael. >> don't mention the wall. >> is that the one you're talking about? >> no stores left he can't run into, i don't think. >> here is the question, let's go back on this. here it is, the topic is how many -- what percentage of people wash their hands when they go to a public restroom. 93% of women, and 70 something percent of men. we were talking about how sometimes we're in the bathroom in the public restroom and you'll see someone go from the stall out the door without washing. what do you think? >> that's repugnant. >> so excited you said that. >> i think that's awful. we british are getting some hand basins now, wash basins in most public toilets are now being installed as we speak, especially in the seaside area, which have got fish and chip wrappers in there and all that. >> what you've seen in this world, that doesn't bother you much, does it? >> i can't remember most of what i've seen.
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i'm the eternal goldfish, just, oh. >> it doesn't surprise you that then are less sanitary than women? >> i, you know, i don't look at men in the toilet. very funny thing, you talk about men in the -- >> the loo. >> yeah. you don't kind of look at each other. it is bad. you can go, oh, i can do better than that. you get to the wash basin and someone is adjusting themselves like that. >> i got to spend more time there. >> i like this one. we'll take a break. we'll come back and talk to you. is that all right? >> if i can still speak. >> yes, okay. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] mix it.
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toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat. we're having a party here. robert plant has many different sounds. >> in the mid'60s, he formed the band of joy which became the yard birds and then led zepplin. >> most recently and most importantly, robert took home six grammys for "raising sand,"
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a cd he recorded with alison krauss. >> and since everything comes full circle, robert plant and the band of joy is back with a new cd and this one is called, you got it, "band of joy". >> with a little help from patty griffin. >> fantastic. it just keeps rolling along. you just get off the plane and something else happens. >> you have a good life, don't you? >> well, it is a gamble. you know, music is a gamble. you can either have it safe and comfortable and just keep on going back and visiting the same old spot, but, you know, i mean, i'm only a singer. i'm not an instrumentalist. >> to you write as well? you write songs? >> i used to. there is such a trove of great music now to be found. i mean, british musicians of my time studied american music. i mean, we didn't really have a great -- we had a music scene, but we were always looking west, you know, to chicago, the whole deal of the rolling stones. they get a name from the muddy
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water song. and the pretty things got us -- that was a bo diddley tune. all this stuff, we were always looking at black americans and reveling in the great music. and until maybe five or six years ago, when i hooked up with alison, i didn't know too much about the immigrant irish scots music down in the carolinas. >> maybe that's why it resonated with you. you're an english, but don't you live close to the welsh border? >> i do. i think what it is is that some of the music that came from europe kind of permeated into both black and white culture. so these songs were kind of exchanged through this magnificent sort of load stone of great music. so now i find this whole new way of doing things. it is great. >> this music sounds terrific. i know a lot of people are also waiting for another go round with you and alison krauss. is there another one planned there? >> i guess so. she's got a great career. i like adventure, you know. we try to make it work together.
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>> you had four songs but the rest weren't coming along or something. >> when i said i don't want to be a one-trick pony, i think she and i love spontaneity and our relationship of players, we trade off each other, she's got a great sense of humor, very funny girl. so to do that and find it ain't working, you got to move on and come back. >> you can fall in love a lot, but shouldn't marry everybody. is that what you're trying to say? >> no, no, i'm very happy to do everything. especially as i've had far less of this than you have. >> you need to catch up. >> you were talking and i was trying to be a good host. so what should we -- >> i heard about your hosting. >> is that right? what have you heard? >> don't you love the idea of him being in nashville, though. they must love you. >> i want to hear about us. go on. >> what did doug morris tell you? >> i'm not saying a word because i'm cultured now and refined and i'm a man of a certain age. >> you are. >> well, we're women of a certain age. you can say anything. >> i'm scared now.
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>> i think it is kind of interesting how you picked up all different aspects of american music. and the connection kathie lee was talking about with nashville is interesting too. >> there say beat down there, there is a tempo, it is not so frenetic. >> they love having fun too, don't they? >> they do. also there say real genuine hotbed of great players down there who are waiting for the next thing to do. lots of great stuff going on. i played at americana awards last week. >> fun. >> in nashville with some great players. i mean, jack white brought out wanda jackson, a great singer, and she's in her early '70s now and still kicking it. there was a lost carolina chocolate drop trios -- this is great stuff. i'm wearing these teeth into somebody else. >> i would expect a guy with the life you've had as a rock star for so many years, you would be on your third one by now in the old days. you're a shadow of your former
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self. >> i don't know what the old days were like. i thought i was in a convent for 30 years. >> with a lot of company. >> that's right. yes, sadly, yeah. anyway, the penicillin works again. >> we love you. >> i wish you could stay. thank you so much. you may take this with you on the road. the album drops today. his cd -- >> drops? >> yes. that's what we call it. >> it is on the hot scene. >> you got to get it. pick it up. next, actor justin long gets animated. we'll talk to him in a moment. so i couldn't always do what i wanted to do. but five minutes ago, i took symbicort, and symbicort is already helping significantly improve my lung function. so, today, i've noticed a significant difference in my breathing. and i'm doing more of what i want to do. so we're clear -- it doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. my doctor said symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
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your favorites, in pieces. from the popular tv commercials asking consumers to go for the apple. >> but these days justin is quite busy in another way, after starring in a string of romantic comedies and blockbusters, he's in a new animated film called
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"alpha and omega" which means beginning and end. not too many people know that. >> i didn't. >> a lot of women love doing animated films. we talked to them, there is no makeup, no hassle, they can show up in their sweats. what is the appeal for you? >> the same thing. sweats, my juicy sweats i would show up in. it is the same thing. you don't have to worry about vanity. and don't worry about clothes in general. i would show up -- i was escorted off the recording studio several times. because i thought it was just come as you are. >> you've been kicked off another animated film before. >> yes, thank you, kathie, thank you very much for that. >> good for you for the comeb k comeback. >> i was fired. i have several firing jobs. i was fired from a movie called "tale of despereaux". >> that was a good one. >> thank you. thanks for the salt. >> your voice was too deep. >> i was playing a mouse, a
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12-year-old mouse and we recorded several sessions and the excuse they gave me was that when they started animating it, when they started putting the voice to the animation, it didn't make sense because it was my voice was too low. >> already been through puberty. >> i was close. i was in the process, i still am. >> a different kind of mouse, you know? >> exactly. >> more like a rat then. >> it was like -- like a harvey fierstein. i was like, i just didn't match the voice. >> that's good. >> so they -- so that's my actual voice. i'm pitching it up for you guys because i don't want to freak out your viewers. it is normally this. >> they're already freaked out by robert plant. >> by the way, thanks, whoever booked this show, for making me follow robert plant. >> you're doing great. you're doing great. carrot top going on after gandhi. it is like, are you kidding me? >> we like to mix it up around here. it keeps us awake. >> mix it up, like really talented, kind of cheesy and lame. really talented, kind of cheesy and lame. thank you. >> seems to work. >> you got another movie out.
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>> it was a nice silver lining because i was replaced by matthew broderick, one of my heroes, my idols growing up. >> it is a compliment. >> it was. >> not out of work at all. >> you have a film out you're talking about today. >> i do. thanks for mentioning. i don't want to talk about it. all right. i didn't come here to talk about it. it is another movie -- "alpha and omega" is an animated kid movesy. >> comes out this friday, right? >> comes out friday. >> and then there is one with drew who is adorable. >> she's the greatest. she's -- and that's still in theaters, called "going the distance". >> and you can still go and see it. >> go see it, please. don't want to be too desperate. >> you're proud of that movie. it didn't the reaction you wanted. that's tough. what's that like? >> what's that like? it's painful. >> everything i do turns to gold. >> the midas touch, including my wrist. >> i know. very cute. >> something's happening.
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>> something is. >> excuse me. it is -- it was disappointing. it truly was. we, you know, we worked hard on it and i'm proud of the movie. i think annette burstyn did a great job with. it is not necessarily the easiest thing to do when the movie is not great, because that's happened before. i normally do -- i don't just do oscar caliber movies. about this one was gobut this o i was proud of it. >> but you move on. you're going to go back and have ten scripts waiting for you and you'll come back and see us when the next one comes out this is , if >believe. >> yes, it is. because we're going to -- cheers. >> can we continue to talk? >> oh, my gosh, absolutely. and focused with your fiber. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that. really? sure. you're made with fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites™ cereal
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around there too. nice to see sunshine around and it is warming temperatures up around 60 degrees at concord. 60 degrees in oakland. we will see more sunshine than yesterday. look at our forecast highs, 70s inland and as we look along the coast line temperatures will be in the 60s. the warm continues all the way through thursday. but a system comes our way this weekend and might bring us some rain.
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for help in finding who set a fire in a san jose elementary school for the arrest and conviction responsible for setting fire to trace elementary school. the five alarm fire in early july gutted most of the school's classroom, amazingly the school district was able to open the school last month at the start of the school year. giants are back home tonight for a three-game home stand against the dodgers, san francisco needs a win to keep the padres in their sight. the giants will honor the victims of the san bruno explosion before tonight's game. $3 from each ticket will go to the victims funds set up by the city of san bruno. oakland picked up a win yesterday. a run on the top of the sixth,
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went on to win. got to love baseball. we'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning starting at 5:00 a.m. have a great day. ♪ team your parents well we're answering the question, do parent nose best. i think we all know the answer to that. in my family we do. >> lisa grenich is the author of "boys lie" and chuck nice is the father of two and appears on trutv's "world's dumbest." so do parents always know best? >> no, they don't. go ahead. i'm speaking as a parent and for my own parents that, no, you don't. if you think that you know best and you're a parent, you're probably screwing up terribly
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and you don't know. >> the statistics for that is there is two studies out there now, one shows that parents grossly underestimate how much sex their kids know about and want to know about. and the second one looks at parents and found out that 40% of parents do not know their kids' favorite website, and 30% don't use prevental controls on the internet with kids around. >> well, what ages are we talking about, too? after a certain point, i always say to my kids, my trust is yours to lose. you have it until you give me reason to not trust you with it. >> the way i look at it is parenting is fluid. there is different methods of parenting for different aged children. i have a daughter and a son, don't treat either one of them the same way because they need different types of attention. >> at different stages. >> you talk about the trust factor. a lot of parents maybe don't know their kids or what they're up to, not knowing the websites,
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not having the parental thing, a child may feel like, mom is spying on me. if i can't go online without her knowing where i've been -- >> or perhaps mom doesn't care about me. >> it is not caring. kids will complain about it, but they really know that it comes from a place of love. the kids that -- whose parents don't love them and care are not looking in on them, are not setting rules, not doing things like that. they do know, yeah. >> my thing is, he don't care what you think. how about that? i don't give two hoots about what you think, i'm going to see where you're going on that website, i'm looking through your drawers, and -- >> reading in the journal. >> i'll read your journal. you know why? if i thought there was a problem. you know why? it is my job to protect you and quite frankly you are a drain on society and me. you don't work. you don't contribute to anything. >> you just eat. >> you have no rights as far as i'm concerned. >> remember what bill cosby used to say, i brought you into this
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world, i can take you out. >> if your child is choosing, let's say they're older in high school and choosing a profession and we talked about this too, you sort of know the potholes of a profession as they're going into it and you want to parent correctly. what is the right way to do that without scaring your kid. >> with a teenager, tell them why. just giving them -- for the 10, 11, 12, they want to know why. why do you think that. if you can give them an example, especially if there is a relevant person there, a neighbor, a celebrity -- >> something they can relate to. >> not just because i said so. >> it is a terrible thing to say. with respect to what you just asked, where your child should go professionally, when they say this is what i want to do, that's when you get involved. there are too many parents who think i know what's best for you and really what they're saying is mommy never made it through tap dance, you're going to be great. you're going to dance. >> everybody deserves their very own dreams. >> right. once they step to you and say, hey, this is what i want to do,
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that's when you say, if that's your passion, i'm on board 100%, let's get it. >> it is tough to watch your kids fail. >> my kids could be in show business as long as it is not porn. i'm happy. >> let's say your kid is not talented but loves arm and you know there is a minefield ahead. they're going to have a lot of heartache if they go down that road. >> that happens in sport as well. what if you see your kid and they love a sport but they're mediocre or not that good. if they're having fun let them do what they want. if they're not good, pushing and pushing, they may be missing another sport or another form of art they could be good at. >> maybe introduce other things, you love art so much, let's try this kind. but i don't think -- >> you should learn to sell shoes. >> what about -- that's terrible. >> the world needs shoes salesman. women love shoes! women will love you! stop singing, start learning shoe sizes. >> he has a point. >> he does. >> he does have a point. i don't think you should ever
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lie to your kid and say that was wonderful, you're fabulous, you're going to go far. don't create unrealistic expectations for them. >> that's true. >> thanks, kids. >> all right. you guys were good. not quite as good as robert plant, but -- >> you held your own. >> you did very well. >> coming up next, to apply or not apply. the next time your favorite store offers you a credit card account, what should you do? >> is it for shoes? [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what they do. but for me, it's even more than that. game time is about our time. together. [ female announcer ] get low prices on all your favorites for the game. save money. live better. walmart.
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have you ever noticed how many times you're asked if you would like to sign up for a store credit card to get that discount on the purchase this you're about to make? >> fernish terabi is here with ways to get the discount without saying yes to the card. she's the author of "you're so money." and it is always a pleasure to have you here. >> great to be here. >> it is the thing, you go up to the counter and they say, look, i'll give you another 10%, 20% discount if you get our store card. and you say no. why? >> unless you're planning on using the card responsibly, paying it off in full every month, there are a lot of cons to having a store credit card that can lower your credit score. >> oh. >> the first thing is, of course, applying for a store credit card can actually ding your credit score. >> why is that? >> that's fascinating. >> they say hold on five minutes so i can check your credit, they're pulling your credit report. it is called a credit inquiry. and it stays on your credit report for about 12 months. if you do this once in a blue moon, no big deal. a lot of people do this a few
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times throughout the month, go to the mall, they're so excited, getting a discount here and there. the credit inquiries, multiple credit inquiries can lower your credit score by 30, 40, 50 points because it makes it look like you're desperate for credit. >> they tell you get a good rate. how much do you sell? >> 20%, 25%. the average rate on a credit card in this country is like 14%. if you're carrying a balance on this card, what happens is you're paying through the nose, interest, more than you would have gotten that measly 10% off. >> is it a matter of people getting too caught up in the moment of the quick little thing they're going to get and not reading the small print? >> totally. they're not going to tell you. the person behind the register will not say, you know, the interest rate is really awful. and the other thing is the limit on the card is very low. initially it is like $500, which on a typical credit card you're getting thousands of dollars. this is bad because you make a few purchases with that card, and you've almost maxed out the card, right? so this is bad because what it
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is it is a credit term called credit utilization. it is 30% of your credit score, you want to keep your utilization, how much debt you're carrying versus the limit in your name low. but if you buy a few things and have only a $500 limit, you could be 50% utilized. >> so the ratio is not -- >> the ratio is very high, that's bad for your credit score. >> there are ways to get discounts. i didn't know about this one. if you're a teacher or a student, you're eligible for discounts. >> never leave home without your student i.d. if you're the university or college level or your school i.d. if you're an educator of any level. so stores we found like j. crew, club monaco, apple, the limited and loft, formerly ann taylor loft, they offer discounts of 15%. for educators, principal, guidance counselor, first grade teacher, 15% off at j. crew, banana republic, the limited and loft. so don't leave home without your school i.d. >> anything for senior citizens?
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>> yes. senior citizens, your aarp card -- your birthday, hey, i love asking for a discount, just, hey, can i get a discount. you might. >> i didn't know about the store loyalty cards. >> loyalty programs, they come with cards, but they're not attached to your credit report, don't have to go through that mess. but what the card basically allows you to do is get special discounts on stuff, they'll give you e-mails about certain sales that are happening on your birthday, you might guestet a special gift card. the more you spend with the loyalty cards, the more you save. >> this one sounds shady, ask if you know somebody who works there and get them to buy your stuff for you. >> we do it all the time. >> it does happen. i would never advise that on national television because you don't want to jeopardize your friend's job. what you can do, what i do, let them tell you in advance about sales. hey, i want to buy these shoes but will they be on sale in two weeks? if they are, i'll put them on hold. or have them put you on the coveted friends and family list.
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>> that can really add up. >> and this is coming up in the fall, where the stores, they'll have a national friends and family sale, you're on a 30%, 40% off right there. >> sometimes even more. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> who is better than you? >> nobody. not one person. >> thank you. coming up next, giada and lasagna. >> who's better than her and who's better than lasagna. >> and martinis. ♪ [ female announcer ] introducing granola thins. new from nature valley. delicious granola squares lightly toasted for a delicate crispy crunch. layered with creamy peanut butter or rich dark chocolate flavor. an irresistible, melt-in-your-mouth taste... ♪ and nature approves. new nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious.
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and it is time for "cooking with giada", or drinking, depending how you look at it. >> if the old adage, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is true, it is a good idea to pay attention to what giada is about to show you. >> i do believe that a way to a man's stomach is through -- a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. >> we know what you mean.
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>> we're going to make mini sweet corn and chicken lasagnas. frozen corn, a little bit of heavy cream right in there. >> perfect. >> i know. it is your favorite. >> i love it. >> the idea here is that this is the main thing. it is small. i'll show you. lemon zest. garlic. okay, and then a little bit of -- >> that's not a little bit. >> mascarpone cheese. one cup, romano. >> romano. >> and basil. >> basil. >> okay. a little bit of salt. >> a pinch. >> a little bit of pepper. this part is easy, i think. put it into the food processor and go. and when it is all done, this is what it looks like. it is all mixed together. and one of the things you can do ahead of time, okay, prep it all ahead of time. i take the lasagna sheets, see how beautiful they are, i precook the lasagna sheets and put two. one down this way and then one -- these are going to be
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adorable. >> cute. >> and you can make this all ahead, so that's the nice thing, for your little loved one. a little mixture in there. >> you didn't put in tons. but now you're about to add baken. >> pancetta, which you can do this without the pancetta. i thought because this was the main course, you needed protein in there. >> what kind of cheese? >> provolone. >> why did i give up dairy? >> and push down. >> and then another one. >> and then another layer. >> oh, my gosh. >> a little bit more. and, you know what, kathie, you can decide how much to add. you don't have to add too much. and then that's it. i like to top it with a little bit more. >> of course you do. >> a little bit. but you don't have to. you can just do the cheese. a little bit of cheese. and then i bake them in the oven, like that. >> for how long? >> 375 for 20 minutes. if you come back here. >> i want to taste it. >> you can see how beautiful they look. that's what they look like. this is what i do. i take them, and you need -- i don't have a knife, but usually
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you take a little knife -- >> here, babe. >> thank you. you run a knife when they're cooled slightly all around the lasagna and then i show you -- >> it is like a little sand castle. >> it comes right out. you can leave it like that, but i like to use my fingers, but you can flip it, just like that. you can add marinara sauce around it to serve t i like to eat it just like this. and you cut into it, you guys, you want to cut into it? >> get involved. >> there we go. >> you can see how creamy and all the layers and it looks really pretty. >> you have to get in there. >> giada doesn't come it see us too often. >> i don't. maybe just take a little bite. >> i will. >> i'll cut you a little bite too, hoda. >> thank you. >> a little bite. >> that's all i'm going to have. >> i'm feeding hoda. >> mm. justin and his mother. come here. come here. >> what are you guys doing in here? >> we should point out -- >> i just happened into the show. >> justin's mom is one of your biggest fans. >> yes.
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>> how did you describe it? >> like a tween at a justin bieber concert. she's like hyperventilating. >> she did see me from across the room and went, oh, over there! >> you don't want to be one of those people, but -- >> does anybody want a drink? want to drink this? what do you want to do? >> today for -- >> i want to live on this show. >> lemon lime and ginger margarita. >> take a bite of this. you will love that. i'm feeding justin's mother. i'm so into this entire hour today. >> this is a mouth you can feed. >> so good. giada, thank you. >> justin, thanks. mom, thank you. >> wait a minute. what is this? >> chocolate amaretti cake. >> i was going to say, what, you don't have chocolate cake? >> you got to have chocolate cake when you're doing a dinner. >> this is a whole romantic dinner. >> it is weird, i know. >> we weren't supposed to ask you, but who are you having
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romantic dinners with? >> at moment, my mother and kathie lee. >> but if we weren't here, who would you be having one with? >> oh, gosh, really? >> he's eating lasagna, he can't answer the question. >> can't talk. >> did you try it? >> that is creamy and delicious. isn't that great? >> try the chocolate. >> just going to feed you guys. >> are we live? >> no. >> that thing, amazing. amazing. >> he's a good cook. i'm lactose intolerant and -- >> i am too and i'm eating that stuff. >> oh, my gosh. >> where did you get the inspiration? i know you're happily married and have a beautiful baby, about up to make a lean lasagna. excuse me, no, not really. >> guys, thank you very much. >> mom, sorry about these two being here. >> give your mother a drink and say good-bye to our lovely audience, okay? >> thank you for staying. >> we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc.
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it's been quite the roller coaster ride today, miss sara. >> it sure has. we have something fun. remember your favorite thing, hoda -- >> that you gave me. >> yes. >> yes, i remember. >> a special hoda discount for any guest that books -- this will be hard to say, a blood orange white pepper scrub or rub or pedicure at a bliss spa receives a free body butter while supplies last. >> it is one of my favorite -- >> it is lovely. >> delicious. >> what else? >> they're loving justin. not hard to do. we put a boy on the show and people go crazy. willow wrote in -- sorry, justin is amazing with whoever he's dating. i want more with him in it. deena wrote, justin long, also charming, great lineup, ladies. everyone loved robert plant. >> how fabulous was robert? the whole show was so much fun. >> it was a blast. >> can we see if everybody is available for tomorrow?
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>> rebook it, baby. sara, thank you. >> we would love to have justin come on and co-host with us one time when i'm gone or hoda's gone. chuck nice isn't thrilled about that. he'll -- >> he said it was over. he's dead in the water. >> he'll get over it. >> tomorrow, i'm amy ryen is wi us. >> plus, how to get your old bridesmaids dresses -- you'll see tomorrow.
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